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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Meaning: (Beautiful Voice, Muse of Epic / Heroic Poetry and Eloquence, One of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Believed to be Homer’s muse, the inspiration for Odyssey and the Iliad.)

Origin: (Greek, Greek Mythology)

Pronunciation: (Kah-ly-ah-pee, cah-LYE-oh-pee, Ka-LIE-a-pee, Kal-eye-oh-pee, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Calliope to here how it is said:

Gender: Female

I have never much liked this name mainly because I always want to pronounce it way wrong. It is also a name not many people now a days would really like but I think this would be a great character name. It is beautiful and has a beautiful meaning and interesting history.

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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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