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Rename The Boo Radley Vote Up to rename; Down to keep the current name.

Reasons against renaming:

  • References a classic work of American literature
  • Character in question is an undisputed example of the trope
  • Character's name is unique enough that it is unlikely to be confused for someone else
  • The LA Times article about TV Tropes mentions The Boo Radley in their writeup - it may not have brought a large flood of visitors but it ought to count for something.

Reasons For Renaming:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird is not uniformly 'Required Reading' in the United States, and especially not outside of it.
  • That Boo Radley is an example of this trope is a plot twist literally revealed in the last few pages, making this title a spoiler.
    • Before the revelation, Boo is described as having several other character traits that are completely unrelated.
  • The Boo Radley reveal is not what the book is famous for; he's a minor character role in a subplot. As such, even for people who are familiar with the work, the name may not be clear.


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