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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Meaning: (Blessed Peace, Fair Reconciliation, Peaceful Friend, Derived from the Welsh Gwenfrewi (Blessed Peace), a compound name composed of the elements Gwen (White, Fair, Blessed) and Frewi (Peace, Reconcile), It became used in England in the 16th Century.)

Origin: (Welsh, Teutonic, English, Old English)

Pronunciation: (WI-ni-frehd, WIN-i-frid, WIN-ih-fred)

Gender: Female

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.

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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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