Mystery Writers Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

We have an Amazon store now. Link in the menu bar, and more info here.

collapse collapse
* Search



* User Info
 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online
  • Dot Guests: 62
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: character name  (Read 1431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

jazzman

  • Cub
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8
character name
« on: December 03, 2014, 09:11:28 AM »

Does Jack or Jock sound better for my Scottish character, his surname is Bohannon?

I was leaning toward Jack because his father, who was a small time hood with a Glasgow crime family was named William John Bohannon, and everyone called him Billy-Jack.

But in my head the name Jock sounds better?
Logged

Dave Freas

  • Ink-Stained Wretch
  • *****
  • Karma: 72
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,473
Re: character name
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 09:45:39 AM »

His name could be the same as his father's but everyone calls him Jack to tell them apart.  And that could get 'corrupted' to Jock.  Or maybe they call him Jock because he's big into sports.

Hope this helps.

Dave
Logged

DickDeadly

  • Cub
  • *
  • Karma: 1
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10
Re: character name
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 07:29:46 PM »

Jock seems very cliched for a Scottish character.
Logged

Dannymarshall

  • Cub
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
Re: character name
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 05:59:21 PM »

They're both short for John. Jack is English, Jock is (traditionally) Scottish.

In England we sometimes refer to all Scottish people as 'Jocks' in the same way Americans use 'John' (as in 'John Doe'). In this way it could be cliched.

It can also be seen as a pejorative slur, depending how it's used, particularly by the English against a Scottish person.

None of its to do with how Americans use the word 'Jock', which comes from 'Jockey Strap', used in sports.

No one in England or Scotland would call someone a jock if they were into sports, over here it only means Scottish!

None of that probably helps your decision  :D
Logged

EditProofreadRevise

  • Cub
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: character name
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 12:05:48 PM »

Jack.  Short and simple.  fellow gang members can call him Jacky Boy.  B.A.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 


* Calendar
October 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 [23] 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

No calendar events were found.

Paying the bills...

* Forum Staff
admin Bob Mueller
Administrator
admin MWF Bot
Administrator
gmod MysteryAdmin
Global Moderator
gmod laurihart
Global Moderator

Page created in 0.029 seconds with 26 queries.

SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal