When shaking your head just isn’t working here’s a quick and easy way to come up names from Manon. I especially enjoyed the Anti-Marie-Suzette Generator which, besides the name, generates the main characteristics of some rather negative but real characters. What fun!
Here are two examples:
Henriette Paillard is a milliner’s assistant with a tendency toward picking her scabs. She has blue eyes and greasy blonde hair; the most obvious thing about her is her clubfoot. She is a distant cousin of Grantaire.
Simone Fleury is a midwife with a tendency toward humorlessness. She has brown eyes and coarse mouse-colored hair; the most obvious thing about her is her freckles. She is a bastard daughter of Bahorel.