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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Eric / Erik / Aeric / Aerick / Aerric

Meaning: (Eternal Ruler, Forever or Alone, Ruler, The original form is Erik, which has been borne by nine Danish Kings. Scandinavian legend relates that the Viking sea rover Ericson (son of Eric the Red) landed on the shores of America 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The name was not widely used among English speaking people until 19th Century British fiction writers Frederic Farrar (in “Eric”, or “Little by Little”) and H. Rider Haggard (in “Eric Brighteyes”) used it in popular literature. Eriq is the French spelling; Erich is a popular German form.)

Origin: (Old Norse)

Pronunciation: (AIR-ik)

Gender: Male

This is a common male name but seems to be a name that is used more than once as the name of a prince in a fairy tale or modern variants of fairy tales. I sort of like the original form Erik a bit more I don’t know why the change of a letter matters. Whereas I prefer Aeric / Aerick / Aerric for a sci-fi / fantasy based novel. It has a very unique out of this world look.

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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.

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