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 10, 2012
Ismay / Ismae
Origin: (Old German, Old French, Latin)
Pronunciation: (IHSMEY, iss-may, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Ismay to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=ismay&submit=Submit)
The other day I was checking emails and I get books of the month emails from Amazon.com and I saw a book on there which I looked up. I didn't care for the plot but I loved the name of the heroine which was Ismae. Upon looking it up I saw the original spelling Ismay and so I decided to add both Ismae and Ismay. The meaning is great and the name is unique. Ismay / Ismae which is a feminine form of Esme I think is more rare and unused compared to Esme which has become super popular after the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Myers. Plus I never really cared for the name Esme, I like Esmeralda *This name is on my list of posts* which is the original lengthened version of Esme before Esme became a stand alone name.
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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