Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Meaning: (Very Holy One, Chaste, Devout, Most Holy, Derived from the elements ari (very, much) and nos (holy). Is a name borne in Greek Mythology by King Minos daughter, who gave a thread to Theseus, which enabled him to escape from the labyrinth and the Minotaur, but she was later abandoned by Theseus. Eventually she married the god Dionysus, and when she passed away as mortals do she became a constellation. Name of a Byzantine Empress from Late 5th Century. Saint Ariadne of Phrygia (Second Century) was a slave who became a martyr.)

Origin: (Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, English)

Pronunciation: ( arr-ee-ADD-nay, a-ree-AD-nee, ah-ree-AHD-nee, ah-ree-AD-nee, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Ariadne to hear how it is said:

Gender: Female

I was looking at Greek names the other day and came across this name which I though of adding to this blog. I really loved the name but then I realized this wasn't the first time I had seen the name because upon editing one of my novels a few days later I saw I had used this name on a very minor character already and forgot. The meaning is beautiful and it has an interesting history of the bearers of this name in both mythology and real life. See as this name is an older name it could be used in a great many genres and eras as well. A nickname option could be Aria which is beautiful on it's own *Aria is on my list of posts*.

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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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