Ok, so, we’ve all heard of Bradgelina and Bennifer, right? This is called a portmanteau, a combination of two names to create a new name for them and their relationship (or ‘ship). Jennifer + Ben = Bennifer. They’re ALL over the place. Some of them are commonplace (like Bennifer) but some of them are a little harder to guess.
Can you figure out these literary and media portmanteaus?
(Answer Key is at the end of the post.)
- _____ + _____ = Bedward
- _____ + _____ = Caskett
- _____ + _____ = Shamy
- _____ + _____ = Fourtris
- _____ + _____ = Blackeye
- _____ + _____ = Rogneto
- _____ + _____ = Malec
- _____ + _____ = Puke
- _____ + _____ = Snack
- _____ + _____ = Swoon
Before I reveal the individuals that make up the above pairings, I want to challenge you to think up your own portmanteaus. They can include character names from ANY fandom (they don’t have to be from the same world), celebrity names, and even people you know (get their permission first). Wanna pair Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice with Charmander? Do it! Wanna ‘ship yourself with your favorite character! Yes! Leave your clever combos in the comments or come into the Vortex to tell me in person!The answer key is below (written in white). Select/highlight the next 10 lines or so to see the answers.
Bella + Edward = Bedward (Twilight)
Castle + Beckett = Caskett (Castle TV show)
Sheldon + Amy = Shamy (The Big Bang Theory)
Four + Tris = Fourtris (Divergent)
Black Widow + Hawkeye = Blackeye (Avengers)
Rogue + Magneto = Rogneto (X-Men)
Magnus + Alec = Malec (Shadowhunters, Mortal Instruments)
Percy + Luke = Puke (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
(Severus) Snape + (Sirius) Black = Snack (Harry Potter Universe)
(Emma) Swan + (Captain) Hook = Swoon (Once Upon a Time)