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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Meaning: (Scholar, Clergyman, from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman’s) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.)

Origin: (French, Spanish, English)

Pronunciation: (chay-pin, CHAY-pun, SHahPAEN)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was watching a Lifetime Movie about these teen girls who play Triple Dog Dare and the dares escalate. Anyway the girl who started the dare thing was named Chapin and I came to love that name a lot. It is interesting, unique and has a great look and meaning. It's a name you don't hear or see often. I think seeing this name in a contemporary modern movie that this name could fit many different genres and characters.

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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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