When strategies fail

It's all very well to have gakked from kivrin the minor character naming strategy of pinching names from Holmes stories. But this doesn't work very well when one is writing a Holmes pastiche, now, does it?
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That is the SERIOUS flaw in the strategy, I must confess.

For pastiches, you can just ask me to pull some good 'uns out of the card catalog. I work neck-deep in eighteenth-and-nineteenth-century Euro-American manuscripts - how many names do you need and how weird can they be? :)
I think I got this one. I just needed one Victorian British Watcher, which wasn't so bad. I'll keep your card catalog in mind for future, more Dickensian excursions!