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Name an inflatable cowboy
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:01:33 PM »
So I need some naming help once again. The scene involves a guy that died and the two MCs need to stash the body quickly. They're at a motel in Odessa, TX, and they see a decoration with an inflatable cowboy sitting on a bench. They swap the dead guy out with him and put the cowboy's clothes on the dead guy, which leaves them with a naked inflatable cowboy in the backseat. Lily (the FMC) gets kind of attached to him and gives him a name, which she mentions when they're crossing the border because he's mistaken for another person in the car. Later on he gets popped in a fit of rage. What's a good name for him?

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 10:34:11 PM »
Puff Daddy

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 10:36:06 PM »
Just pick famous cowboy movies or names actors have played in cowboy movies.

John Wayne:

Marshall Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn
John Wyatt
Duke
Stony Brooke

Clint Eastwood:

Josey Wales
Hogan
Tom
Joe
Preacher
Pardner
Marshal Jed Cooper

Jed (Jedediah Smith) Not exactly a cowboy but a kick butt mountain man
Butch Cassidy

Frank Stillwell (Apple Dumpling Gang names :P)
Russel Donovan
Amos
Homer
Clovis

Danny Trejo as Razor Charlie (From Dusk Till Dawn 3)

Jackie Chan as Chon Wang (doubled by Andy Cheng and Yuen Biao) (Shanghai Noon)
Owen Wilson as Roy O'Bannon/Wyatt Earp

Gary Cooper as Marshal Will Kane (High Noon)

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 10:37:30 PM »

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
Puff Daddy

Could I get sued for that?

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 10:39:53 PM »

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:42:13 PM »
Puff Buddy might be safer. :P

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »
Puff Buddy might be safer. :P

Or Buff-allo Bill

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 10:45:35 PM »
Puff Buddy might be safer. :P

That's actually hilarious. Do you think it would pass trademark muster if she wanted to name him Puff Daddy then the guy says no, you will get sued. So she names him Puff Buddy?

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »
Hank?

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 11:02:41 PM »
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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 11:04:32 PM »
Air Bud?

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 11:05:32 PM »
Windy Duke


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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 11:12:35 PM »
Can you really get sued for mentioning a celebrity's name? I could see if you were using an actual famous person as a central character in your story, but this is an inflatable cowboy in what sounds to me like a short, funny scene. 

Air Bud.  ;D

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 11:22:41 PM »
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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 12:09:07 AM »
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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 12:21:54 AM »
That's actually hilarious. Do you think it would pass trademark muster if she wanted to name him Puff Daddy then the guy says no, you will get sued. So she names him Puff Buddy?
Well, she wouldn't get sued for naming him Puff Daddy in the story, so that wouldn't make sense. You'd have to come up with another reason why she wouldn't want to call him that. I looked him up, he's like 48 years old, so maybe that could be a sticky point.

I'm laughing at Wyatt Burp and Air Bud.

I think parodies of names are fair game. Even names could be ok if they were positively presented. Kind of iffy with a blowup cowboy boyfriend...
Call him Puff Laddy?

Buff Puff
Puff n' Stuff

Or maybe he's just the name of some boy she's pining over.

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2018, 12:36:08 AM »
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Because not many of Clint Eastwood's fantastic cowboy characters have names I could pun. :c
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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2018, 12:41:55 AM »
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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2018, 01:35:04 AM »
Dirty Airy

Because not many of Clint Eastwood's fantastic cowboy characters have names I could pun. :c
You're my hero!!! I also couldn't think of fun puns on his character names.

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Re: Name an inflatable cowboy
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2018, 02:37:15 AM »
Some great ideas here already! Historical cowboys names modified to indicate inflated would have been how I'd go. There was a guy named John Ware, could be Wair or air or w'air. But  don;t think I can compete with some of the excellent suggestions already made.
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