I have a no-eared East Anglian villain making a re-appearance in my new book. Subscribers - help me give him a name!
One of them is surely called Elias of Pentney.
I like Adelard of rattlesden
Or warin of Beccles
Bad ass names
Hethersett. From the Norfolk folk tale about the Hethersett Faine (like Black Shuk).
I feel like a villain would be referred to by their surname maybe something like these: (John) Deken, (Robert) Smyth, (William) Motte, (Robert) Gappe.
I have to believe that both of those villains would be given nicknames that are subtle. I think the one without ears should be "Owl" because owls are the animal with the best hearing. The nickname for the villain with the 'M' on his forehead should be "Joe" because he's a right M-F. 😁. The best names, in my opinion, are ones that have a backstory...
What about Aldin or Perrin. No clever reason, just sound good to me!
Lugless Douglas - on a more serious note; Cassian or Everard.
Sticking with the slightly East Anglian viking link, how about Garak Grimthorpe? Just so it matches the grim character.
I think the oldest surname on record is from that part of the world? I believe it's Hatt so something like that would be a nice tip of the cap I reckon. William Hatt has a nice ring to it. And James Brundish because I like Brundish.
I actually keep a list of random names from history that i come across in books etc for the historical fiction book I will probably never write. A few I like from my list that possibly fit the brief:
Burchard (supposedly meaning ‘strong as a castle’), Gryffen (alt spelling of Griffin), Sayer, Thurstan, Warin, Wymond.
All suitably villainous.
“Cometh the Murderer” for M and no ear “Argo”
Martyn Le Mullere of Manningtree
Mr M-forehead's a murderer (hence the brand lol) and those that know him well only know him as Edmund.
Mr No-ears is John "Gourdhead" Skaggs
Your chap with no ears should be called Jenkin. Remember the War of Jenkins Ear?