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: (Deciding Warrior, Army Counsel, Wise Army, Variant of Raynor. German form of Rayner. Related surname are occasionally used as given names. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke.)

Origin: (Old German, English)

Pronunciation: (RAY-ner, RIE-ner)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was adding new quotes to my list of inspirational quotes and I came across some new writing quotes on the internet.  Just like both Havelock and Jessamyn *see on list of posts* this name was the name of the poet –Rainer Maria Rilke- whose quote I read. I think it is a cute name though I envision a very hippie kind of character named this or a nature based character. The meanings are strong. It’s an easily pronounced name and quite pleasant and crisp.

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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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