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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Imogen / Imogene

Meaning: (Maiden, Innocent, Daughter, Girl, From the Celtic name Innogen which derives from “inghean”. Literary: The name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare’s play “Cymbeline” (1609) and Sir Walter Scott’s novel “The Heart of Midlothian”. The name Imogen was adopted by English speakers in the late 19th Century.)

Origin: (English, Irish, Gaelic)

Pronunciation: (IHM-ow-JHehN, EM-o-jen, Imo- Jen, EM-uh-jen, Em-oh-jean, Imo-Jean, EM-uh-jean, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Imogen to hear how it is said:

Gender: Female

I never really liked this name. I think it looks and sounds harsh. It is however a name a lot of people really like so I have decided to add it. I do however like the meanings. I think I would like it if I just used it as a characters given name but they went by a nickname more such as Em, Immy Pronounced like Emmy or Ginny. It’s an old fashioned name which again is what some authors are looking for but this name fits well in the modern era if used right.

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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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