Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.
Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Origin: (English, Hebrew)
Pronunciation: (mi-KAY-lə, mi-khah-E-lah, mih-KAY-lah)
I saw this the other day when watching Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. I kind of like the name. It has a great meaning and I like the look of it.
Origin: (Greek, Latin, English)
Pronunciation: (Jor-gee-ah-na, jawr-jee-an-uh, jor-JEENA, jor-jay-na)
I like the Pride & Prejudice novel and movies and Mr. Darcy's sister was named Georgiana. I really like this name. It has a classic sound to it.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Origin: (Slavic, Russian)
I have always liked this name and I am not sure why. I think I like the name because of the nickname Vlad. The whole name is just fun to say. I think this name has a fantastic meaning and a strong masculine look and sound to it.
Origin: (Old German, English)
Pronunciation: (LEE-ə-pohld, LE-oh-pold, LEE-ə-pold, LEE-oh-pold)
I think Leopold is a classic name that has a handsome sound to it. I really like this name and have since I saw the movie Kate & Leopold. I don't see it often which makes me like it even more.
Origin: (Old English)
Pronunciation: (Charles-ton, Go to this site and run your cursor over Charleston to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=charleston&submit=Submit)
Gender: Uni-Sex *Surprisingly*
I plan to use Charleston for a male Character of mine. I was surprised to find that Charleston is a Uni-Sex name. It has indeed been used for females before but for me I think it is better for a male. I like this name a lot. It is a good alternative for Charlton which is a variant of Charleston.
Origin: (Latin, English)
I have used this name in a combination name for one of my characters. I think it is cute and the meaning is one of my favorite animals (Dolphins). It is also a very strong sounding but still feminine sounding name. I haven't really seen this name anywhere so I would love to see it in novels.
Pronunciation: (so LAY)
I have used Soleil as the second middle name of one of my characters. I think it is pretty and interesting to say. I would like to see more of this name in literature.
Origin: (Italian, Latin, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (loo-SEE-ə , LOO-shə, loo-CHEE-ə, Go to this site and run your cursor over Lucia to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=lucia&submit=Submit)
I heard this name on T.V the other day and I really like it. I think it is really pretty and a great alternative to Lucy which is a variant of Lucia. It has a great meaning but a down fall with the pronunciation. There are like three ways people say this name they are listed above. But that aside it is a great name.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Origin: (Spanish, Old Greek)
Pronunciation: (Mel-oh-saw, MEHLOWSah)
I saw this name on Yahoo Answers and I thought how pretty it was. It is closely associated with Melissa but it is rare among English speakers I believe. It is pretty and has a pretty cute meaning.
Origin: (Scottish, English)
Pronunciation: (Sk-eye, Sky, Skie)
I think this is a cute name and it has a lot of potential. I like it is a bit better than Skylar and I like it spelled with an e at the end versus just Sky.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Origin: (Greek, Late Roman)
Pronunciation: (pe-troh-NIL-lə, PEHTRahNIHLah)
I saw this name when researching Countess Petronilla in the 1100's. This seemed to be a somewhat common name as I found several different Petronilla's in the 1100's. I think it is a pretty cool name. It's actually beautiful in it's unique rareness. We sure don't have names like this now a days, I wish we did.
Origin: (Latin, Old French, Medieval English)
Pronunciation: (AEMahS, AM-is, Amiss)
I saw this name as the name of one of the daughters of this Countess in the 1100's that I was researching about. I loved the meaning when I saw it even though it took a bit to find and listen to the pronunciation. I think it a very rare name now a days but that leads to it's unique qualities. I love this name a lot.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Origin: (Latin, Ancient Roman, Italian, Polish, Romanian)
Pronunciation: (aw-REEL-yah, oh-REE-lee-ə, ow-REL-yah)
I think this name is absolutely beautiful. The only downfall is I have seen so many people pronounce it several different ways. But other than the pronunciation issues this is a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning and it is so classic but seems still fresh and modern.
Famous bearers of the name include the English poet Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), the German-Czech philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) and New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first person to climb Mount Everest.)
Origin: (Old English)
Pronunciation: (Edward: ED-werd, EHD-werd Edmund: ED-mund, ED-mənd)
I have use Edward before in one of my novels and I love the name and character. I think this is a wonderful classic name. When I hear and see this name I think of all the past kings who were named this. I even learned that Winnie-the-Pooh was named Edward Bear at one time. How cool is that. I have liked Edmund since I first heard the name in The Chronicles of Narnia. I think that Edmund is a nice name and is a bit on the classical side along with Edward.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Origin: (English Nature Name, Old French)
I think this name is very sweet and cute. It wouldn't fit every characters personality though. A book I am about to start reading has a character with the name Fawn. The look of it is very sweet and innocent and I think it is just adorable.
Origin: (English, American)
Pronunciation: (sa-MAN-thah, sah-MAN-thə)
This was another name I didn't much like until I came across one of my unnamed characters and funny as it may sound her personality seemed to scream she was a Samantha. So Samantha she became and it suits her well. It is a lovely name and I like it now.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Origin: (Old German)
Pronunciation: (ROO-dolf, ROO-dawlf)
I really do like this name but most people will think of the red nosed reindeer when they see and hear this name. I like it because some cool nicknames could be Rudy or Dolph. I think the meaning is decent and masculine. All in all I like it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Origin: (Latin, English, Greek Mythology)
Pronunciation: (GUY-uh, GIY-ə, G-EYE-uh, GAY-uh, Go to this site and run your cursor over Gaia to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=gaia&submit=Submit)
I think this name sounds majestic. I have used this name before for one of my characters. There are two pronunciations for this name and I say it like GUY-uh but the other pronunciation is GAY-uh. Someone was asking about this name on Yahoo Answers. The answers from the others was people would call someone with this name gay. I think the look and one of the pronunciations was the reason they said someone might call them that. But there are people in the world with this name and characters as well with this name. Real people with this name: Gaia Romilly Wise: child of actor Greg Wise and actress Emma Thompson. Gaia: one of the stage names of Dutch Trance DJ Armin van Buuren. Character with this name: Gaia Moore: The lead character in the young adult book series, "Fearless". So I think this is a great name and I really like it.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Pronunciation: (oh-LI-vee-ə, ə-LIV-ee-ə)
I have liked this name since I first started watching Law and Order: SVU. Detective Olivia Benson she is a strong determined character played by actress Mariska Hargitay. I have since come to really like the name. I have used this name on one of my main characters horses in one of my novels.
The origin of the name Sabrina is a bit complicated. Some sources describe it as being of Celtic origin, in association with an Arthurian-era myth. It is the Latin version of the name of an English river, Severn, originally Habren in the Welsh language. In the myth, Sabrina/Habren is the illegitimate daughter of Locrian, King of England, and she is ordered by the Queen to be drowned in the river. In tribute to this tragedy, the river was to bear the child’s name. The name Sabrina is used in this myth as early as the first century CE. The meaning “boundary line” derives from the strategic importance of the River Severn in Roman and Saxon colonization. The English meaning “royal child” may refer to the mythological Sabrina’s status as the daughter of an English king.
But there is another story of the name’s origin: it may be said to be a pet form of the name Sabra, which refers to the fruit of a prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica). This type of cactus is common in Israel, and the term Sabra is a nickname for native Israelis. The cactus fruit has a tough and thorny outer layer and a soft sweet inner layer; the nickname alludes to characteristics of the Israeli people.)
Pronunciation: (sa-BREE-nah, sah-BREE-nah)
This name definitely was interesting when I researched it. There are many meanings but the Celtic myth was very interesting and tragic. This is a lovely name and I really like it.
Origin: (French, Latin)
Pronunciation: (ann-twa-NET, awn-twaw-NET )
I really quite like this name. It is beautiful and has a great meaning. It is tragic that the most famous bearer was killed. This name will be instantly recognized because of Queen Marie Antoinette. But I still think this name should be used.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Origin: (Hebrew, Irish, Latin)
I was never a fan of this name. I knew of a Molly when growing up and I guess that led to my not caring for this name along with names like Laura, Samantha, and Abby. But I grew up and each of these names I have used in novels and I have a few friends with these names. I actually really like the name Samantha, Abby (Abigail) and Molly. I don't really care for the name Laura but that is because it is so common and the meaning is so common as well but I have used it before in a novel of mine. Most people think Molly is a dogs name and so that turns them off to the name for a human. Sure there are dogs named Molly but the name is lovely and old fashioned. I say use this name for a character in your novel.
Origin: (Latin, English)
Pronunciation: (POP ee)
I have used Poppy in one of my novels before. I think it is a cute name and it's fun to say it. I have only heard of a few Poppy's so this name is still rarer than other flower names.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Origin: (American, English, Welsh, Gaelic)
Pronunciation: (MAV-rick, MAV-ə-rik, MA-və-rik)
I actually really like this name. I saw it when I was researching the name Chance *See the list of posts for the name Chance*. I love the meanings of this name. It's a very rarely used name and I love that.
Origin: (Middle English)
I think Chance is a somewhat cute name. Its very preppy sounding but it has a decent meaning.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Origin: (Old German, Hebrew, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (EL-ah, EH-lə)
I like how Ella is the real name of Cinderella. Everyone knows the story so I think this name is beautiful. I also love the meanings, there are quite a few different ones but they are all great. All in all a beautiful lovely name.
Origin: (Old French, English, Latin)
Pronunciation: (FAWR-chən, Go to this site and run your cursor over Fortune to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=fortune&submit=Submit)
I have added quite a few names that are really just words that someone used as a name. I think this one is an interesting name I have only heard a few times. I think it could be used sometimes but not a lot and probably wouldn't fit a lot of peoples novel characters.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Origin: (American, English)
Pronunciation: (SAIR-uhn-dip-uty, Go to this site and run your cursor over Serendipity to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=serendipity&submit=Submit)
I think this would make an amazing name. I think is a beautiful wonderful word. I would think this could be for a character that was a pleasant surprise to her family. Or a character whose appearance within the story is very significant to the main characters. I would love to see where an Author could go when using this as a name in a novel.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Pronunciation: (kah-LAHN-drə, kah-LAHN-druh, ka-LAHN-drah )
I think this is a beautiful exotic name. I have never heard of anyone with this name let alone seen it in any novels. Which makes this name great as it is unique and rarely seen.
Origin: (Old-French, Irish, English)
Pronunciation: (SCAR-let, SCAHR-leht, SKAHR-lət)
I like Scarlett is has an exotic feisty beautiful sound to the name. I think this name would fit only characters who give the other characters a run for there money.
Origin: (English, Old-English)
Pronunciation: (WIY-eht, WIE-ət, WY-ut, WY-at, WIE-at)
I never much cared for this name and I am still not sure I really like it. It has a nice meaning and look but I can't really pin point my feelings for this name. But I don't intend to use all the names on this blog. I made it for other authors and I am sure someone will love and use this name.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Origin: (Old German, Italian, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (kah-ro-LEE-nah (Italian, Spanish), ker-ə-LIEN-ə (English), kar-ə-LIEN-ə (English), care-oh-LINE-ah, ka-rə-LIYN-ə, ka-roh-LEE-nah)
I love this name. I prefer the pronunciation kah-ro-LEE-nah but I think this name is beautiful. It is also the name of two of my favorite states North and South Carolina.
Origin: (Welsh, American, Irish, Gaelic)
A user on Yahoo Answers had this name and I came to really like it. It has an interesting look to it.
I personally like the name Caspian. I like the sound of it and it is a strong sounding name. It is very exotic sounding as well.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Pronunciation: (KEHRihNGTahN, Care-ring-ton, Go to this site and run your cursor over Carrington to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=carrington&submit=Submit)
I first saw this on the blog WWW.babynameaddict.blogspot.com. When I saw this name I instantly thought of Carentan in Normandy France. They are spelled differently but are similar I believe. Anyway I really like this name but it appears in most fashions as a surname rather than a given name. All in all though I really do like this name.
Origin: (Irish, Gaelic)
Pronunciation: (KASS-ih-dee, KA-si-dee)
So yes this is my name. Cassidy is used often as I have seen it in novels. It is a Uni-Sex name but I think it is better on females (and yes I am a woman.) When I was little I would have much preferred another name. I always wanted to be named Victoria or Elizabeth but as I have grown I love my name. There was never another Cassidy in any of my classes in school. As nicknames go I prefer to be called Cass not Cassie. So if any one out there would like to use this name in there novel feel free to do so.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Origin: (Latin, Old German)
Pronunciation: (a-MEEL-yah, ah-MEE-lee-ə, ə-MEE-lee-ə, ə-MEEL-yə)
It was the name of Princess Amelia "Mia" in Princess Diaries and it is the name of one of my favorite characters right now on Doctor Who the T.V Series. There are many songs, movies, and books centered around the name Amelia. I have even had an Amelia in one of my novels. I never much liked it before but it has grown on me.
Pronunciation: (true-ly, TRU-lee)
I was thinking about this the other day and I thought what a cute name Truly would make. People have a strong reaction to truth. This name is short but has a big meaning. I would love to see this name in novels.
In the Language of Flowers (Flowers used to have a meaning and significance when they were given) Daisy's mean: Innocence; loyal love; purity; faith; cheer; simplicity. I never much liked the name Daisy. But recently I have seen movies and read books with characters named Daisy. The Daisy flower seems versatile enough to grow any where and you see them all the time. As a name it could be given to a character who is both strong willed and resilient but also given to a character who is simple and innocent. My sister has a Jack Russel Terrier dog named Daisy Mae but we just call her Daisy. I think the name is a bit cute.
Origin: (Greek, English, French, Spanish, Latin)
Pronunciation: (Sophia & Sofia: so-FEE-ə, so-FIE-ə, so-FEE-ah, soh-FEE-ə. Sophie & Sofie: SO-fee, SOH-fee.)
I have used Sofia as the middle name of one of my characters. I like the sound of the names. They are lovely names. I think Sophie and Sophia might be used a bit in Literature but to me they seem a soft name and I don't see why anyone should not use them.
EDIT September 25, 2015:
September 24, 2015 my Brother-in-laws oldest daughter Shea from a previous marriage had her second baby, it is a Girl named Sophia Rose! So my congratulations go to Shea and Jake, who proposed marriage to Shea one day after giving birth to their beautiful baby girl.
As for the name it is beautiful and as you see I have used the variant spelling Sofia for one of my characters middle names. This once happened with one of my aunts, she named one of her twin daughters a name I had used for a character before, lol! That is really cool! They don't know my characters have the name but I find it funny when I find it out after their kids are named.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Origin: (Old English, English, English Nature Name)
I think this is a really cute name. It couldn't probably work in every novel but I could see a few characters with this name. Clovers are a very fresh bright green that I think are lovely. Clover's in Literature and in Movie's: Clover Carr, Katy's younger sister in the children's classic, "What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge. Clover Russell, socialite character played by Angelina Jolie in the 2006 film, "The Good Shepherd".
Pronunciation: (JOR-ah, YOUR-ay)
Keeping to the Fall season theme of name I am adding Jorah which I just found. I sort of really like it and it's meaning. I am not sure if the biblical meaning is correct. That is what one site said but I was only able to find four references in my bible to it and I wasn't sure it was a name or a place. I kind of like to think people would drop everything to run outside for the first rain after the drought season. It is a unique rare name and I would love to see it in a novel.
Origin: (English, Latin, English Nature Name)
Pronunciation: (AW-tum, AW-tuhm)
This is both a beautiful season and a lovely name. I love the word Autumn. When I think of the fall season I think of fresh pumpkin pies, the smell of cinnamon in the air, wood burning in the fire place and the glorious colors of the changing leaves. Fall/Autumn is my favorite season.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Origin: (English, Latin)
Pronunciation: (CLARE-a-tee, Go to this site and run your cursor over Clarity to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=clarity&submit=Submit)
I had never thought of using Clarity as a name until I read about this one Author who did it. I then thought yes that is a beautiful name and would be lovely on a character. I really like Clarity as a name for a character now.
Origin: (English, Norman French)
Pronunciation: (TAY-lah, TAY-lə)
I used to watch Stargate Atlantis and one of the characters was named Teyla. I looked up Tayla and found I liked the meaning and look a lot and it was similar to Teyla. I think this is a pretty cute but rare name.
Origin: (American, English, Turkish)
Pronunciation: ( TAY-lan)
The meaning would seem to be male but when I first heard this name it was on a female on this movie I was watching. So I decided to list this as a Uni-Sex name. When I heard it I actually quite liked it. I like the name not love it but I would like to see this used in literature more.
Origin: (Greek, English)
Pronunciation: (ee-ON, Go to this site and run your cursor over Aeon to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=aeon&submit=Submit)
When I watched the movie Aeon Flux I thought what a cool name Aeon would make. The Character Aeon was played by Charlize Theron in the film.The meaning is awesome and I love the look and sound of it. I think this would fit best in a sci-fi or fantasy novel.
Origin: (English, Old-French)
Pronunciation: (CHEH-rish, CHER-ish)
I think this is a lovely name. I could see this name being in an old west novel, romance novel, sci-fi novel, inspirational literature and pretty much in a lot of genres.
Origin: (Latin, English)
I have had people I first meet say my name wrong and say Chastity instead of Cassidy. Chastity is a nice name and has a very lovely meaning. It is a virtue name and I could see this in an old west novel or a romance novel or something.
Origin: (English, Latin)
Literature wise I saw this mentioned though I have never read these books: Mercy Thompson is the coyote-shapeshifter star of Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, a strong, intelligent kick-butt heroine. I think Mercy is a cute virtue name. I actually like it better than Grace & Faith which seem more popular.
Pronunciation: (sah-kur-ah, SAH-ker-uh)
I think this is a beautiful name. I have said this before Japanese names have amazing beautiful meanings. The look, sound and meaning of Sakura is beautiful and lovely. This is a popular name in Animes I heard though I don't read Animes. I hear it is a very popular female name in Japan. Still it is beautiful and I would love to see it used even more.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Pronunciation: (Selena: sa-LEEN-ah, sə-LEE-nə, seh-LAY-nə, Selene: seh-LEEN, sə-LEE-nee)
Selene & Selena are beautiful names with a beautiful meaning. The Moon how higher a name can you get. It is unique and lovely. I would love to see more Selene's and Selena's in literature.
Origin: (Hebrew, Greek, Biblical, Latin, Irish, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (Magdalene: MAG-də-lən, MAG-də-leen, Magdalena: mag-da-LEE-nah, mag dah LAY nah, mag-da-lena, mag-də-LAY-nə, mag-da-LAY-na)
I think these both are rarely used thus it leads to me liking them more. I think they are both great strong names. They could be used in any era as they go back to the first century. They are beautiful names as well.
Origin: (Greek, English, Italian, French)
Pronunciation: (Evangeline: ee VAN jeh line, ee VAN jeh leen, Evangelista: ee VAN jeh LEE sta, ee VAN jeh lista)
I intend to us Evangeline in a novel very shortly. I love the sound, look and meaning of the name. I heard Evangelista on an episode of Doctor Who a few years ago. I really love the look of it and that it isn't heard too often. Both are lovely names in my opinion. I could see these names in a Historical Fiction, Romance or Mystery Novels or in many different genres and eras.
Origin: (Hebrew, English, Hawaiian)
Pronunciation: (Hebrew: LAY-ə, L-AY-uh, LAY-a, English: L-EE-uh)
Most notable character with this name was Princess Leia from Star Wars. I prefer the Hebrew pronunciation or LAY-a rather than the English L-EE-uh. I love this name. I thought to add it last night when I was watching Star Wars. It's a beautiful name.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Origin: (English, Old English)
Now this is a name I found a few years ago when I was looking for medieval names. I actually like it though pronouncing it is hard. I always want to pronounce it differently every time. It is beautiful though in my opinion.
Pronunciation: (HEN-ree, HEHN-ree)
Here is another classic name that has been used often in novels but again can be used again and again. I have used both Henry and Henri in my novels and there is something about the sound and look of the name that makes it simple but still strong and masculine. It being a classic it fits in many genres and eras.
Jane is a more classic name but it has been used in a lot of novels but it could still be used in more stories. When I hear this name I think of one of my favorite authors Jane Austen or one of my favorite classic novels Jane Eyre. It is a beautiful classic name.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Most people say to keep writing and don't stop. I do the opposite. Writers Block with me means my mind needs a break. So I will distance my self from my story for a few weeks to a few months and let my self recoup. Then I can come at the work with a fresh pair of eyes and a well rested imagination and mind.
When I start getting annoyed with what I am writing or want to just finish that too is when I see I need a rest. Pushing through and just trying to finish is not the right thing to do. Because when you look back you see it was probably rushed and not what you would have written if you would have taken a break.
After the break come at the story again. Hopefully you are then able to write. Never give up on a manuscript even if you take a break from it for years. One of my favorite stories I wrote I left it alone for two years while I went on to write other novels. When I came back I finished it in a matter of months.
Tips I have read may help:
*Listen to Music*
*Play a Game of Cards* I find this helps sometimes.
*Read a Book*
*Take A Walk Somewhere Inspirational*
*Make a Paper Airplane and throw it at who ever is in your house* be cautious with this one as they will likely throw it back at you, LOL. Just play around and distance your self from the writing.
*Hang With Friends*
And Remember Writers Block happens to the best of us, LOL.
Origin: (Old English, English Nature Name)
Pronunciation: (WIN-ter, WIN-tər)
I think this is a beautiful name. If used in the right novel in the right way this could be an awesome character name.
Origin: (English, Old-English)
Pronunciation: (KIM-bur, KIHMBer, KIM-ber)
I heard and saw this name on Law & Order Special Victims Unit last night. I really came to like the name. I have never heard of it before. I think it is a great alternative to Kimberly. It is unique, rarely heard or seen and has a nice look and sound to it.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Pronunciation: (Shee-ka, Shee-kah)
I have used this in one of my stories before. I love the meaning and the look and well everything about this name. It has a beautiful look to it and a unique sound at least for people that aren't Japanese as they are probably used to a names like this. Japanese names have the most beautiful meanings and the prettiest look to there names.
Origin: (Greek, Polish)
I have used Jedrek before in one of my stories. I really like the strong masculine meaning and that this name is a name you don't hear very often.
Origin: (Latin, English(Rare)
I forget where I first saw this name but I really came to like it. It is a very Crisp name, LOL. It is an older name so it could be used in most any era. It has a good look and sound to it.
Origin: (Spanish, Scottish, English)
Pronunciation: (eez-lah, eye-luh)
The other day on Yahoo Answers I recommended this name along with some others. Most people gave the pronunciation as eye-luh and I gave it as eez-lah. We are all right as most will pronounce it as eye-luh because of the English and Scottish association. But in Spanish Isla is pronounces eez-lah. Personally I think the pronunciation eye-luh sounds like a type of eye surgery. "I have to go get an eye-luh surgery today." But either pronunciation is correct. I think the name is short and pretty.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Origin: (Latin, French, English, German)
Pronunciation: (KAHN-stans, KAHN-stehns, KAHN-stənts (English), kawn-STAWNS (French), Go to this site and run your cursor over Constance to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=constance&submit=Submit)
I heard this the other day and I was never really a fan of this name before but it is growing on me. I could see a Princess in a Fairy Tale being name Constance. Or a very steadfast woman who will not be swayed in maybe an Old West novel. It is a beautiful name.
Origin: (Latin, Greek, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (LUKS, LUHKS)
I think it is a nice name but it seems it might not get too many good reviews on Yahoo Answers. I saw a question on there with this name and people were quite rude about it. I think it would make a wonderful characters name. It is short and has a great meaning.
Origin: (Old Irish, French)
Pronunciation: (Faylin, FWAY lawn)
This name is a growing favorite of mine. I love the look and sound of the name. There are two pronunciations I think it looks more like Faylin but I like to say it like FWAY lawn. The meaning is strong and the name has a unique rare look to it. I could see this in an old world adventure, thriller or even fantasy novels. This is on my favorite male names list.
I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.
Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.
The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.
Baby Names Sites: