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: (Wild Garlic Island, Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from several different place names. It is derived from the name Hraem’s Island, which is from the Old English elements harem (n) (Raven) and eg, ig (Island); From Ram’s Island, which is from the old English Ramm (a Ram) and eg, ig (Island), or from Rams Island, which derived it’s name from old Norse elements Ramm (Strong) and ey (Island)

Origin: (Old English)

Pronunciation: (RAM-zee)

Gender: Male

I saw this on a blog the other day but I didn't really like it as a first name. I have it on one of my posts as a surname but I didn't really like it as a first name when I first read it. The meaning "Wild Garlic Island" isn't all that great but the other meanings are strong I guess. Now I sort of like it but I don't know if I would ever use it on any of my characters but I will never say never.

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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.

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