Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tinker, Bishop, Duckworth - what's in a Corrie name?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog April 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

When Tim said that Maddie's name "does what it says on the tin" on Corrie last week, it started me thinking about names that are used on the show to reflect the character's personality.

We've had Windass and Battersby to reflect the working-class bash-a-bout families. 

Phelan is living up to his creepy, feely name. 

Armstrong is one that is quick with his fists. 

Grimshaw's life is indeed a bit grim, poor Eileen.

Barlow sets a standard at which one can measure success

The Tinker clan are a little bit cheeky.

Emily Bishop is saintly.

The Duckworths were always skint, worth nowt.

Can anyone think of any more first names or surnames that fit the character on Corrie?

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