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The Best Names Charles Dickens Ever Concocted

Charles Dickens was a master storyteller, plot weaver, and world builder. He also invented some of the best character names in all of literature. We all enjoy a chuckle over Benedict Cumberbatch’s unfortunate moniker, but he may as well be John Smith compared to some of Dickens’ kooky creations. Not a single Dickensian character gets off easy, but some names are absolutely unforgettable. Kim and Kanye have just named their new baby Chicago. Obviously, they forgot to brush up on their Dickens, or they might have had a little Sweedlepipe, Fezziwig, or Buzfuz. 


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Bayham Badger (Bleak House)

Cornelia Blimber (Dombey and Son)

Serjeant Buzfuz (The Pickwick Papers)

Anne Chickenstalker (The Chimes)

Mr. Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol)

Paul Sweedlepipe (Martin Chuzzlewit

Mr. Wopsle (Great Expectations)

Affery Flintwinch (Little Dorrit)

Wilkins Micawber (David Copperfield)

Charity Pecksniff (Martin Chuzzlewit)

Abel Magwitch (Great Expectations)

Silas Wegg (Our Mutual Friend)

Luke Honeythunder (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

Aunt Betsy Trotwood (David Copperfield)

Mr Sowerberry (Oliver Twist)

Martin Chuzzlewit (Martin Chuzzlewit)

Canon Crisparkle (The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Horation Fizkin (The Pickwick Papers)

Mr. Pumblechook (Great Expectations)

Rogue Riderhood (Our Mutual Friends)

Mr. and Mrs. Spottletoe (Martin Chuzzlewit)

Wackford Squeers Jr. (Nicholas Nickleby)

Lord Lancaster Stiltstalking (Little Dorrit)


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