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: (Sea Competition, Sea Contest, Sea Sport, Is a form of the English and German name Oliver, Author Havelock Ellis.)

Origin: (Scandinavian, Old Norse, Welsh, German)

Pronunciation: (HHAEVLAAK)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was adding new quotes to my list of inspirational quotes and I came across some new writing quotes on the internet. While scanning the list I saw one of the quotes was from an author Havelock Ellis. I instantly liked the name. It is a name you don’t often see or hear especially in an English speaking country. It has decent meanings and seems a strong name as well. This would have to be well placed by an author to work especially in English speaking countries but I think it could be done.


  1. I like this name. It reminds me of a viking warrior. Or a hunter. It's a very masculine and brave sounding name.

    1. You said it reminded you of a Viking warrior or a hunter and about it being masculine and brave sounding. I do agree 100%. I have recently decided to have this as future characters name. It will be the younger brother of a noble yet later corrupted warrior who fights his brother for what he believes is right. Thanks for commenting and sorry for the late reply.

      My computer has been acting crazy but finely in late May my Brother in Law Karl was able to upgrade our computers and browsers so it is working great again.

      Thanks for commenting and I hope you come back and view the names I add often and I hope they are helpful.


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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