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 10, 2012


Meaning: (Alter Server, Helper to the Priest, Free-born, Noble, Derived from the Latin Camilla (Virgin of Unblemished Character), Camilla was a huntress in Greek Mythology who fought along side men in battle in the Aenied. The poet Virgil claimed she was so fast she could run across the Sea without getting her feet wet and run across a field of Grain without bending any of the plants. Feminine form of Camillus. Was popularized in the English speaking world by Fanny Burney’s novel ‘Camilla’ (1796). Camilla is the name of the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles of the United Kingdom)

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)

Gender: Female

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.

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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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