- Mandy is a variation of Amanda, which means "lovable/worth of love".
- Brocklehurst is a real surname coming from Middle English "brock" (badger) and "hyrst" (wooded hill, a favourite haunt of badgers).
- Brocklehurst was the name of the horrible school teacher in Jane Eyre.
Behind the scenes
- The character Amanda, portrayed by Christina Petrou in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, may be intended to be Mandy Brocklehurst.