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.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Meaning: (Praise Giving, Flower Name, As a Chinese name motif, the Peony signifies riches and honor. The Peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek God of Medicine and Healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil. Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the Peony flower. It was originally believed to have healing qualities, so it was named after the Greek Medical God Paeon.)

Origin: (English (Rare), Greek, English Nature Name)

Pronunciation: (PEE-a-nee, PEE-ah-nee, PAY-uh-nee, Go to this site and run your cursor of the name Peony to hear how it is said:

Gender: Female

I used to not like this flower name but recently I keep hearing it and I do like the meaning and history behind the name. I also think Peony flowers are pretty. This could work if you are looking for a rarely used flower name for a character.

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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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