I stayed up until 3am last night trying in vain to think up a name. Background: The murderer is a female who was another rape/torture victim of both the murder victim and one of the detectives assigned to the case. She wrote a note to the police and signed it. Murder vic: Andrew, mid 40s, small retail business owner, plays "middle man" for Detective Detective: Brady, mid 40s, strong Irish heritage, no one knows of his sadistic tendencies (active in brutal BDSM). Requirements: - The name needs to be male. - First and last name. - Middle initial is fine, but not necessary. The Kicker: - The name needs to be a play on words. - Think Bart Simpson's prank calls: Amanda Huggnkiss (a man to hug and kiss) - Another example: I. Will Killew - Has to be subtle, look realistic, and be serious. The above examples are too contrived/hokey/cute. - The play on words will eventually be one of the many clues to solving the murder, hence why it needs to be "hidden" as a realistic name. The police will be running backgrounds on this name until they realize there is no such person. Sadly, I really stink at these sort of brain teasers and failed miserably in coming up with anything. But this isn't some minor barely-noticed clue. It will end up being one of the major clues that causes the light bulbs to light up. I know this kind of device would typically be a "secret sauce" for an author, but I have other things cooking that are more important *grins*. Any ideas, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated. I just really need a spark of ideas ... a list of names that would be perfect for such devices, etc. BTW: what is the technical name for these name-play-on-words ? EDITED: A Pun ... duh! =) EDITED: Naturally, a fresh Google search yield websites that help with this. Last night's search was a dud. However, I would still like to know what you can come up with, please.