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, May 10, 2013


Meaning: (Beautiful, Beauty, Radiant, Joyful, The name has also been associated with Esuvia, a Gaulish Goddess, and was borne by several heroines in ancient Irish legend. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior Princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cuchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cuchulainn. The name was also borne by a daughter of King Dermot of Leinster, who married Richard de Clare, the 2nd Earl of Pembroke and leader of the 1169 Norman invasion of Ireland. This name is sometimes used as a Gaelic form of Eve or Eva due to the similarity in pronunciation, Eva has thus been a popular name in Ireland, and many historical Eva’s were actually named Aoife.)

Origin: (Irish, Irish Mythology, Celtic, Scottish, Gaelic)

Pronunciation: (ee-fah, a-ee-fah, EE-fya, EE-fa, IY-Fah)

Gender: Female

I was watching this special on T.V about the British girl band The Saturdays. One of the women had a baby named Aoife. I have never been a fan of classic Irish names because of the spelling of them and how hard they are to pronounce but this one isn’t too bad. Still the pronunciation looks nothing like the name spelling but both are pretty in a way. It has a beautiful meaning and I do like it.

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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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