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: (Old, Place of Stones, From the Old Latin word Senectus, The name of Ancient Roman Orator and father of Seneca who was a Philosopher, Dramatist, and Advisor to Nero.)

Origin: (Latin, Ancient Roman)

Pronunciation: (SEH-neh-ka, SEN-a-ka, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Seneca to hear how it is said:

Gender: Uni-Sex

I heard this the other day when I was watching an interview on T.V with an actor that was in the Hunger Games Movie. Apparently a character in the book / movie is named Seneca (I have not read the books or watched the movie). I like the name and I have chosen it for a last name of one of my characters. I think it would be cool as a first name and just because it's in The Hunger Games doesn't mean you can't use it on your 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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