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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Meaning: (Hope, Life, Wish, Desire, Alive and Well, She Who Lives, Protection of Fire, Variant of Aisha.)

Origin: (Arabic, Indian, Persian, Swahili)

Pronunciation: (ahh-sha, Ash-uh, AH-shuh, AA-SHaa, AH-sha, AE-SH-aa)

Gender: Female

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.)

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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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