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.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Meaning: (Whirlwind, Name of some early English Kings, Aelle is recorded in early sources as the first king of the South Saxons, reigning in what is now called Sussex, England, from 447 to perhaps as late as 514. According to the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, Aelle and three of his sons are said to have landed at a place called Cymensora and fought against the local Britons.)

Origin: (Anglo-Saxon)

Pronunciation: (Elle, EL, A-EL, AIL)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I saw an advertisement for a TV Series and one of the kings was named this. In all actuality there really was a British king named this. It is a decent name but I could see it more on a girl than a boy. It looks a bit odd but that’s part of the unique charm the name holds for me. It could work well in a fantasy novel I think. I think from the look I would pronounce it like Elle but it could be possible to pronounce it like Ail, like something’s ailing you or pail.

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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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