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 5, 2013


Meaning: (Star, Myrtle Leaf, Biblical: A young Hebrew woman named Hadassah who became the wife of the Persian King Ahasuerus, and risked her life to save her people. The name may also be a Hebrew form of the name of the Persian Goddess of Love, Ishtar. Ester is a Spanish form. It was adopted as an English name in the 17th Century.)

Origin: (Persian, English)

Pronunciation: (ESS-ter, EH-stur)

Gender: Female

This is a name I didn’t quite like years ago. There was a horror / thriller movie a few years back with a crazy little girl in it named Esther. I was put off by the name because of that movie and that coupled with the pronunciation. I have the hardest time pronouncing this name. I always want to try and pronounce it ES-thur. Just the other day though I started watching Turner Classics Movie channel and began watching the movie Meet Me in St. Louis. Judy Garland was in it and she played a character named Esther often called Es. So I looked the name up. Now I know how to pronounce it and I kind of like the name. It has good meanings and is a nice old fashioned name that would still fit today.   

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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.

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