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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bettie / Betty

Meaning: (God’s Promise, God is my Oath, My God is a Vow, Pet form of Elizabeth, In the 17th Century it was also used occasionally as a pet form of Beatrice. First became popular in the 18th Century, and now appears most often in combination with other names: Betty Lou, Betty Ann, ect. Liza and Beth are now more likely choices as modern-day short forms. Actresses Betty Grable, Bette Davis, Singer Bette Midler, First Lady Betty Ford. )

Origin:  (Dutch, English, Hebrew)

Pronunciation: (BET-ee)

Gender: Female

I saw a little bit of this movie once that was about 1950’s Pin-up Girl Bettie Page. I have also heard this name a lot lately. It is a short name that can be a stand alone name or a nickname for Elizabeth or Beatrice. It has a good meaning and is a name that’s easily pronounced. It’s a cute name with a very early American sound to it (I don’t know why I feel that way).

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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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