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.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Origin: (Scandinavian, German)
Pronunciation: ( THOHR-a, thor-uh)
I was watching a movie the other day with actress Thora Birch in it and wondered why I had never put the name Thora on my blog before. Also lately with the movie Avengers out people have the name Thor on there minds so how about the female version Thora. It has a powerful meaning and a simple look. It's pretty and I have not heard it in books before.
Origin: (Italian, Latin, French, Spanish, Roman Mythology)
Pronunciation: (mar-SEHL-loh, mar-CHEL-oh, mahr-THE-lo (Spanish), mahr-SElo (Latin American Spanish), maar-THEHLow)
I love the show Stargate and on one episode they were talking about this alien named Marchelo and I saw that Marcello was a more proper spelling and I really like this name. The meaning is decent and I love Italian names.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Pronunciation: (pee-LAR, pee-LAHR)
I heard this name the other day and I like it a lot. It's beautiful and has an exotic look to it. I really would love to use this name for one of my characters I just have to find the right character and story before I can use it. I hope someone else uses this name too for there character as this name is unique and very rarely used on book characters.
Origin: (Greek, Latin, English)
Pronunciation: (AWR-ah, Are-uh, AR-uh, Or-uh)
I was looking for a show to watch on T.V the other day and read the info on this show and the character was named Aura. I didn't watch the show but I really liked the name. I think I read this name on another blog before but didn't give it much thought then. It's a beautiful name with beautiful meanings. It's short and simple but still unique and lovely.
Origin: (Indian (Sanskrit), Hebrew, German, English)
Pronunciation: (MAHL-uh, maa-laa, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Mala to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=mala)
This is a pretty name with a pretty meaning. I was watching this movie the other day about this alien world and these human people that came to get rid of the locals and terraform the world. The main alien woman was named Mala. It's a short name that is pretty and foreign sounding which I love.
Origin: (English, Irish, Hebrew)
I usually don't add really popular common names but occasionally stories call for them. With recent talk of the upcoming Olympics and Olympians I have been seeing that gymnastics lady Shawn Johnson on T.V a lot. I like the name Shawn on women because it's not as common in my opinion.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Pronunciation: (Ka-ton-ah, Kuh-than-uh, kuh-tana)
Historically, katana (刀?) were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (日本刀, nihonto?) that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan, also commonly referred to as a "samurai sword". Modern versions of the katana are sometimes made using non-traditional materials and methods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katana
The above information was from the Wiki page check it out if you like. I saw this name the other day when watching a show and the people went to a Japanese restaurant named Katana. I think the name looks pretty and has a strong meaning. Katana swords are unique and I've actually seen and handled one.
Pronunciation: (EHNZah, en-zuh)
There is very limited information I could find on Enza. If anyone knows any other meanings ect. Then feel free to comment and let me know. I will try and keep researching and edit if I find anything else on this name. I found this name when reading somethingng the other day. I love the look and that it's short and easily pronounced.
Origin: (Old English, Latin, Old Norse, Gothic)
Pronunciation: (ehLVIY-Naa, el-vine-uh)
I was reading something the other day and I came across this name. I loved the meanings when I researched them. It's a beautiful name with a beautiful look. It has an exotic look but also a very Fantasy aspect to it as well.
Origin: (French, Latin, English)
Pronunciation: (cihl-is-teen, SEL-əs-teen, say-les-Ten, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Celestine to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=celestine)
I love the Turner Classic Movies Channel. The other day I was flipping around and I started watching this movie on TCM the characters kept commenting on the maids pretty name which was Celestine. The movie was French with Englishh subtitles. I really came to like the name myself. The meaning is pretty and it's a bit prettier than Celeste.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Origin: (Teutonic, English (Rare), Greek, Gaelic)
Pronunciation: (Bron-tay, BRAHN-tay, BRAHN-tee)
One of my favorite classical writers is Charlotte Bronte. I never thought Bronte would be good as a first name but the other day I was watching this show on T.V and this ladies name was Bronte. After researching the name I came to really like it as a first name. The meaning is good and it looks nice and is easily pronounced.
Origin: (Ancient Greek, Latin, Old Greek)
Pronunciation: (TIE-ko, TAYKow)
I was watching a sci-fi movie the other day set in the far future. One of the characters was named Tycho and I learned when resereaching the names from the movie that many were ancient names that sounded like they could fit in the future. So I suppose that is why they used them. This name is strong and has a nice meaning and interesting history.
Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Ryder#ixzz1rxVlGS76 )
Origin: (English, Irish, Dutch)
Pronunciation: (RYE-der, RIY-der)
Gender: Male, possibly Uni-Sex
I was watching a movie the other day and saw actress Winona Ryder in it and thought I had never actually added the name Ryder. I think it is a strong name and goes great with the name Ripley *on the list of posts*. It's got a great history but works great in modern times as well.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Origin: (Old English)
Pronunciation: (RIHPLiy, RIP-lee)
I have come to love this name after watching the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver. Sigourney's character is named Ellen Ripley but goes by Ripley most of the time. I actually like Ripley with the nickname Rip (apart from the Rest in Peace connotation). The meaning is decent as well.
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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