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, June 23, 2012
1.) What is your Name, Age, and gender if not obvious by your name?
2.) What is your role in your story? Villain, Good Guy, relative or friend of villain or good guy.
3.) What are your goals, ambitions?
4.) If you were on a Tropical Island with your Enemy what would you do and who would survive? Alternative- If you were on a Tropical Island with your Good Guy what would you do and who would survive?
5.) If you held your Enemy's life in your hands what would you do? Alternative- If you held Good Guys life in your hands what would you do?
Do you think it is fair that they collaborate with there parents and get published. Some might think it isn't fair because there parent is already published and famous and has connections (Literary Agent, Publisher ect.). All the kids have to do is write with the parents then they get published and have a better chance of publishing on there own later.
On the other hand do you think it is right or wrong because if you have the opportunity you might as well do it. Like if your author parent is willing to collab with you and you have hopes of getting published then go for it.
What are your thoughts as I can see from both points of view.
I might not be able to reply for a while if anyone comments. So I might just come back and edit my question and leave my reply that way. Thanks to all that answers.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Origin: (Old English, Welsh, Teutonic)
Though Winnie is a nickname for Winifred it can be used as it's own stand alone name. I have used Winifred nickname Winnie as a characterer name in one of my novels. I love the name Winnie as I love Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie has beautiful meanings and it has a cute sound and look to it.
Origin: (Welsh, Teutonic, English, Old English)
Pronunciation: (WI-ni-frehd, WIN-i-frid, WIN-ih-fred)
This is a very old fashioned name rarely used today. I love the meanings and the look of it. The common nickname is Winnie which I also love and am going to add it after this as a stand alone name. I have used Winifred nickname Winnie as a character name in one of my novels before. Personally I like the name though I can see where some might not care too much for it.
Origin: (French, Latin, Greek)
I have had this on my list of names for a while and haven't gotten around to adding it yet. I turned my T.V on one day and there was a cartoon movie on called Oliver and Company a movie I loved when I was a kid. Anyway I watched a few minutes of it and the girl that adopted the cat Oliver had a poodle named Georgette. I love many different feminine forms of George *see Georgiana on my list of posts.* So I decided I had to add this as I love the look, meanings, and pronunciation of this name. Also a cute nickname could be Georgie.
Origin: (English (Archaic), German, Latin, Gothic, Old French, Old German)
Pronunciation: (EM-e-Leen, EM-a-leen, EH-me-liyn, EHM-ah-LiyiyN)
I once read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and one of the characters was named Emmeline. It is a pretty, feminine, old fashioned name. It is unique and rare today as far as I know. I have seem Emma but very few Emmeline's in novels or really for that matter I have never met anyone named Emmeline. The meanings are good and it is an all around nice name.
As for the book The Thirteenth Tale it was really good and I recommend that people read it. It was so well written and descriptive it was hard to put down.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Pronunciation: (luh-nay-uh, LIHNiyah)
On Syfy channel I love watching Stargate SG-1. The other night I was watching an episode where they came back into contact with this woman who people call The Killer of Worlds. In the episode she lost her memory and something she created reversed the aging process and she became young again. Anyway her name was Linea. I absolutely love the name and pronunciation of it. The name seems unique and I have never heard or seen it before. I would love to read about a character named this in a book.
Origin: (Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, Biblical)
Pronunciation: (beh-LEN, be-LEN, bay-LEN, BEHL-ehN)
I was watching something late one night and one of the ladies names was Belen. I really liked it and the meanings are good. It has an exotic look and it's easy enough to pronounce.
Origin: (Hebrew, Old English, Gaelic, English, Irish, Chinese, Scottish, Celtic)
Pronunciation: (Eliza: eh-LIY-z-ə Elizalee/ Elizalea / Elizaleigh: E-lizuh-lee)
Elizalee / Elizalea / Elizaleigh are most likely double barreled names and are separated to Eliza Lee / Eliza Lea / Eliza Leigh. I was looking through some old writing journals I have and found an early name for one of my characters who I named something different later. The early name I had chosen for her was Elizalea. Something about combining instead of making it a double barreled name seems prettier to me and more unique. Either way you go separated or together I think this is a beautiful name and I love to say it.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Origin: (Old English, Old German)
I never much cared for the name Alfie but the other day I have forgotten now what made me start to like it but I do sort of like it now. It's a short name and has a simple pronunciation and the meanings great. It's such a cute name.
Origin: (Arabic, Indian, Persian, Swahili)
Pronunciation: (ahh-sha, Ash-uh, AH-shuh, AA-SHaa, AH-sha, AE-SH-aa)
I was watching BBC America channel and there was this lady named Asha who was talking about hosting some show about Top British celebs or something like that. I really wasn't paying much attention to the commercial about the upcoming show because I was thinking about the name Asha. It is pretty and simple and easy to pronounce. I love the meaning and really love the look of it. I like certain names that start with Ash which I think is a pretty cool nickname. So I think Asha is a great name and great alternative to more popular Ashley (not that there is anything wrong with Ashley as I've used the name on a character before.)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Origin: (English, French, Spanish)
I think Jade is a beautiful name. I might not believe in all the many beliefs associated with this name but I am just about writing down the many meanings and beliefs by different cultures. They do make for an interesting read though. Jade the stones are beautiful and I love them.
Origin: (Egyptian, Arabic, Teutonic)
Pronunciation: (ee-sah, ee-suh, EYE-suh, EE-sa, EYE-zah)
I was watching something the other day and they mentioned the fashion designer Daniella Issa. I really came to like the name Issa. The meaning is good and it has a unique look and its a short name. I would love to see this as a character name.
Origin: (English, French, Hebrew)
Pronunciation: (joh-ZEHT, zho-ZEHT, zho-ZET)
I was watching a show on T.V the other day I think it was Law & Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) one of the people was named Josette. I really started to like the name. I have always liked Josephine as that was my great-grandmothers name, she went by Josie. I think Josette is a bit more modern and fresher than Josephine but still has a good meaning and rare, unique look.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Origin: (Latin, Italian)
Pronunciation: (fran-CHEHS-k-ə , fran-CHESS-kah)
I was watching Mrs. Eastwood and Company a T.V series following Clint Eastwoods wife and daughters. One of his daughters is name Francesca and in the past I have seen and heard this name a few times. There is a store at the mall near where I live that is named Francesca's. The meanings are pretty and the story about the 13th Century Francesca reminds me of the another story Tristan and Isolde which is like a British version similar in many ways to this tragedy.
Origin: (Latin, Scandinavian, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology, Finnish, French, Italian, English)
Pronunciation: (kah-MIL-ə, ka-MEEL-ah, ke-MIL-ə (English), kah-MEEL-lah (Italian)
I was watching a movie called The Quite the other day with actress Camilla Belle. Then last night I saw another movie Camilla Belle was in when she was younger. So I decided to add this name. This name has many great nicknames and it is very pretty. I do think this name is used a bit too much which might deter some from using it for one of there characters. I like this name because of the Greek Mythology it was definitely cool to read about.
Origin: (African, Swahili, Sanskrit, Arabic, Hindi)
Pronunciation: (sa-NAH, sa-NAAa)
I was watching the movie AVP: Alien vs Predator the other day and the actress in the movie her name is Sanaa. It looks foreign but pretty and the meanings are wonderful. It is a name that is rare so that might actually be interesting if I saw it in a book. I can see a character of unmatched beauty and grace named this.
Origin: (English, English Nature Name)
I think this is a beautiful ultra feminine name. I think this name is one of those names you can see in a fairy tale, like on a fairy princess named Petal. Or as a cute middle name. It is such a lovely name.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Origin: (Latin, Greek)
I was watching a Cinderella movie the other day with Brandy and Whitney Houston in it. The queen named Constantina was played by Whoopi Goldberg. I really liked the name it has a Mediterranean flare to it. It's a beautiful name. If anyone has any other info on this name please share it.
Origin: (Old English, English)
I forget where I saw this name but I think it's on one of my surname posts. I think it might work for a first name or it might be better as a middle name. I think it is a decent name and has a good meaning.
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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