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.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Origin: (English, Celtic, German, Hebrew)
Pronunciation: (ADD-uh-lee, ADD-ah-lee, a-da-lee, AY-dah-LEE)
I was watching a show about this family that had a bunch of kids and one of there kids had the name Adalee. I love the look of the name, the meaning is great and people that know my blog know I love names that have a regal meaning. The variant spellings are growing on me little by little, I added them for everyone else's benefit.
Origin: (Latin, Greek, Greek Mythology)
Pronunciation: (EK-oh, EH-k-oh, E-ko (English)
The other day on Yahoo Answers a person was asking about a character name to go with there other character name Echo. I knew Echo was a mythology name and I never much cared for it but when I saw it on Yahoo Answers I actually began to like it, call me crazy. There are many ways an author can go with this name too.
Origin: (American, English, Old English, English Nature Name)
I never thought this could be a name until years ago when I watched the movie Honey. The title character Honey was played by Jessica Alba. After that I thought that it would make a cool name but I don't know about in modern times. Also since I have been adding nature names lately I thought this would fit great. It's such a sweet name, LOL!
Origin: (Scandinavian, French)
Pronunciation: (sig-gor-nee, suh-GOR-nee)
I was watching a movie the other day with Sigourney Weaver and I wondered what her first name meant. Upon researching the name I realized she was born Susan Weaver and that Sigourney was her stage name she took on. The name Sigourney has a great meaning though. It might not be all that classically pretty but that might work for someones character. I think the name looks cool.
Origin: (Latin, Spanish, German, Dutch, Biblical, Ancient Roman, English, Scandinavian)
Pronunciation: (FEE-liks, FEEL-iks, FE-liks (German), FAY-liks (Dutch), FEE-liks (English)
I can't remember where I heard this the other day but I have been hearing this lately and I realized I keep putting off adding it to my blog so finally I am adding it. It has a great meaning and it has a cool look. It's short and easily pronounced. It has been around a long time so it can be in stories set in the past but has a futuristic look which I think makes this a super cool name.
Origin: (Russian, Greek, French)
Pronunciation: (Dem-MEE-TREE, De-MEE-tree, Di-MEE-tree, Dee-MEE-tree)
While watching the movie Anastasia (1997) the other day I started liking the name Dimitri which in the film was the name of Anastasia's love interest. The meaning is great and it has an interesting look.
Origin: (Greek, Russian, English, Spanish)
Pronunciation: (ahn-a-STAH-shah, ahn-a-STAY-zhah, ah-nah-stah-SEE-yah (Russian), a-nə-STAY-zhə (English), a-nə-STAS-yə (English), ah-nahs-TAH-syah (Spanish)
I have used Anastasia as a character name before. I love the meaning and though it is a long name it is pretty with plenty of nickname options. I was watching the Disney movie Anastasia (1997) the other day and realized I hadn't put this name on my blog yet. It is a great name. The history of those named Anastasia is interesting as well.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I love nature names and have been adding them lately but this is both a beautiful and deadly name. I don't add too many names that can be used for a villian character so I thought I would add this one. It has a beautiful meaning but the actual plant is toxic. So maybe a beautiful character can also be toxic to those around her, whether accidental or on purpose that's up to the author. Seperate Bella and Donna are pretty together they look even better.
Origin: (Old English, English Nature Name)
Pronunciation: (BLAH-sum, BLAUS-uhm)
Blossom is such a very pretty ultra feminine name. I don't know if it would fit in a lot of different novel genres but I think it might fit in a few. It might also be better as a characters middle name or maybe used as an affectionate nickname by a characters parents. I love the meaning and recently I have been posting nature names and this is an obvious one.
Origin: (Celtic, Scottish, English Nature Name)
I have always thought this would make a cool name. I love nature names and this is one of my favorites for males. Dunes in a dessert are raw but pretty so this would be a good name for a male character who is rough around the edges but strong, determined and handsome.
Origin: (Old English, English Nature Name)
Pronunciation: (FERN, FURN)
I was thinking of nature names the other day and decided to add this name to the blog. This name isn't conventionally pretty but when I hear it I think of the movie I loved when I was a kid Fern Gully. Ferns are pretty and I love there bright greenness and freshness.
Origin: (Greek, Irish, German)
Pronunciation: (DAYD, DEYD)
I was watching the 1995 movie Hackers the other day. It was the movie with Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller. Jonny Lee Miller played a hacker named Dade. I like the name. When I hear Dade I also think of Miami-Dade County in Florida. Dade is a good name with a great meaning and it's easily pronounceable. It's a name I don't hear very much which is good in my opinion. I have never read this name in a novel before.
Origin: (Scottish, Celtic, Gaelic, Irish)
Pronunciation: (LOCK-lin, lawk-lin, LOCH-lan)
I have never been a fan of this name but it has begun to grow on me a bit. Of all the spellings of this name Lochlyn is my favorite. The meaning is nice and the pronunciation is easy enough. I saw this on someones blog once but I can't remember if I commented and if I did I can't remember if I liked or disliked the name. Now I am liking this name more and more every time I see, hear, and say it.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Pronunciation: (SAETiy, sah-TEE)
I have liked this name for a while. It is originally a surname but when I saw it I thought how cool would that name be as a first name. It has a different look which I like. I also love the pronunciation. I first heard the name when watching an episode of Star Trek. Here is the quote from Captain Jean-Luc Picard.... "You know, there are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy: ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we're all damaged. I fear that today..." That quote stayed with me as it was so similar to a novel I am planning on writing which deals with people being censored and denied certain human rights and freedoms.
Origin: (Indian, Sanskrit, Hindu)
Pronunciation: (Div-ee-uh, Div-yuh, DIV-ya, d ee v y uh, d ih v- y ah)
I hit the wrong channel the other day and saw a few minutes of the show Royal Pains and I heard the one Indian character ladies name. Her name was Divya and I really liked the sound of it. Upon looking it up I instantly loved the meanings as well. It's a beautiful name. I recently saw people post about the name Devine and forgive me it sounds like an exotic dancers name. Divya on the other hand has the meaning Devine but has a more exotic look and sound and is much prettier.
Origin: (Greek, Hebrew)
Pronunciation: (or-ee-on-th-ee, ore-ee-ANN-thee)
There is a singer with this name and I at first thought that's a weird name. I partially thought that as I had not a clue as to how to say it or what it meant. I looked it up and thought the meaning was beautiful and the pronunciations are easy enough. I might not ever use it as a character name but it might work for someone but the only downer is the pronunciation. People might not know how to say it unless you show the pronunciation and that's not always doable in a story and it may appear amateur if you do.
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.
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