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Title: Detective Agency ( need a name )
Post by: hogmother on October 17, 2014, 10:49:14 AM
In my story there are 2 children, a boy and a girl. They were made honorary detectives by the village mayor after solving a mystery. The girl however is a witch but the boy isn't. The story is  for children 9-12.

The names I have come up with so far are The Honorary Detectives and the Cluesome Twosome.

Would very much like some more suggestions, please. I feel that the above names are a bit long and would like it shorter but just can't think of any. Also the boy is age 12 and a half while the girl is age 13. 
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Post by: bri h on October 17, 2014, 11:47:39 AM
The 'Tectives'?
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 17, 2014, 01:39:26 PM
I like "Cluesome Twosome."  ;)

There's a nice ring to the two words linked together.

(even if my spell check tells me there is no such word as cluesome.)   :o
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Post by: Rho on October 17, 2014, 01:52:03 PM
I like Cluesome Twosome. Would their names help create a title?
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Post by: bri h on October 17, 2014, 01:54:50 PM
Kids Detective Agency?
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Post by: Artemis Quark on October 17, 2014, 02:39:33 PM
Spellcaster Detective Agency

Rune Solvers DA

Astral Solutions Detective Agency

Bind Rune Detective Agency

Supernatural Sleuths

Spellbound Sleuths Agency

Full Moon Mavens

Mystery Mavens
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Post by: hogmother on October 17, 2014, 03:31:25 PM
RHO the kids names are Hazel and Alfie.:-)
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Post by: Rho on October 17, 2014, 03:38:32 PM
Witch-Hazel and Alfie, the Cluseome Twosome.

If there are to be more than one story you could always use 'Witch-Hazel and Alfie' does this or does that.
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Post by: hogmother on October 17, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
My oldest son(15) said Cluesome Twosome sounds more like The Gruesome Twosome ( I think its a book ) and he said that they don't sound catchy enough. Is he right?
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Post by: Gyppo on October 17, 2014, 03:50:21 PM
The Cluesome Twosome lends itself to other kids making up alternative names for them, as kids will.

Such as The Gruesome Twosome, or the Clueless Something.

Witch-Hazel  sounds okay, but Alfie needs a second name to make it work properly.  Can't immediately think of one though.

If there's already a gruesome twosome out there, drop that suggestion.

Gyppo
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Post by: Soul Writes on October 18, 2014, 08:51:44 PM
Magic Mysteries?

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Post by: Louise Thomas on October 20, 2014, 04:38:30 AM
Douglas Adams used "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" for a character who used supernatural means to solve crimes - I don't know if you can use this idea? "Witch Hazel and Associate Holistic Detective Agency"? (This is assuming Hazel is the MC, if not you could swap it around). I don't know if you need to worry about having it short and snappy - some of the funniest organisation (or equipment) names in YA books are almost long sentences - which tend to get cut down to initials or acronyms.

Anyway, just a thought. Maybe you can come up with something more original if you mess around with it a bit more.
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Post by: hogmother on October 21, 2014, 08:51:53 AM
All good suggestions thank you. Still trying to find a suitable name. I suppose it will come one way or another. :)
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Post by: hogmother on October 21, 2014, 12:34:06 PM
Came up with some more:

Lighthouse Detective Agency ( Hazel lives in a lighthouse)

Magic Duo Incorporated

Cat's Eye Investigators ( Cat's Eye is a magic crystal )

Twilight Detective Agency

Eclipse Associates Ltd

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Post by: Soul Writes on October 21, 2014, 02:15:46 PM
Came up with some more:

Lighthouse Detective Agency ( Hazel lives in a lighthouse)

Magic Duo Incorporated

Cat's Eye Investigators ( Cat's Eye is a magic crystal )

Twilight Detective Agency

Eclipse Associates Ltd



Not sure if these all work for the target age group. Eclipse Associates just sounds too grown up for me. But I may just be way out of touch on that.

Get the feeling the word "eye" in the name could be good. Could have good magical, all-seeing, slightly scary, connotations. I vaguely remember a comic strip called "Kelly's Eye" from way back in my youth ... a magical stone or something I think.

Eagle Eye Spies ... a bit tenuous when they are not really spies though.

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Post by: Laura H on October 21, 2014, 02:27:16 PM
Came up with some more:

Lighthouse Detective Agency ( Hazel lives in a lighthouse)

Magic Duo Incorporated

Cat's Eye Investigators ( Cat's Eye is a magic crystal )

Twilight Detective Agency

Eclipse Associates Ltd



Please, no Twilight ::)

I like Lighthouse Detective Agency best so far, but what if they abbreviate it to LDA in dialogue?

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Post by: hogmother on October 21, 2014, 02:30:33 PM
I do like the sound of cat's eye invesigators.  :) Thought of 3 more Moonshadow Inc, Hex Inc. or Black Cat Ltd.
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Post by: bri h on October 21, 2014, 02:32:27 PM
How about 'black cat inc'?
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Post by: Soul Writes on October 21, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
How about 'black cat inc'?

Especially as the "inc" sounds like ink.
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Post by: hogmother on October 21, 2014, 04:44:12 PM
got a nice ring to it :)
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Post by: bri h on October 21, 2014, 05:42:55 PM
WWI

Witches and Wizards Inc . . . ?
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Post by: hogmother on October 22, 2014, 06:11:33 AM
Think I am going for The Black Cat Inc. :)
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Post by: bri h on October 22, 2014, 08:08:15 AM
Good news. Good luck.
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Post by: Soul Writes on October 22, 2014, 08:09:07 AM
Magic!   ;D
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Post by: Taabari on October 22, 2014, 05:50:55 PM
Charms in the village.
The village, the witch and the boy.
The boy, the witch and the warlord. (Well, the baddie could be the 'warlord' (nick name))
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 22, 2014, 06:36:21 PM
The All Seeing (Private) Eyes.

With or without the "Private."
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Post by: bri h on October 22, 2014, 06:39:14 PM
What a shame there's already a book called 'Magic Inc'. Piers Anthony, I think?

It woulda been a good-un, I think. B
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Post by: Rho on October 22, 2014, 06:48:43 PM
If you have a problem, wiccan help.
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Post by: bri h on October 22, 2014, 06:54:39 PM
If you have a problem, wiccan help.



 ;D
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Post by: hogmother on October 23, 2014, 02:41:22 AM
If you have a problem, wiccan help.


Love that one lol
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Post by: Grey Colson on October 31, 2014, 01:36:58 PM
Kids Confidential  ;D