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, August 6, 2013


Meaning: (Strong Work, Animal Strength, Labor Strength, Also French form of Melissa (Greek) “Bee, Honey”. Medieval form of Millicent.)

Origin: (Old French, Old German)

Pronunciation:  (MEL-a-sahnd, MEH-lee-sahnd, MEH-LiySae-N)

Gender: Female

I read an episode of Game of Thrones and there was a name similar to Melisande that was used. Upon looking it up I found Melisande spelling. I think it is a beautiful name. It has a Lord of the Rings or Star Trek like look about it to me. I really like the meanings and pronunciation as well.


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    1. If you say the theme changed in the sense I have had several names in a row that I have seen on a TV series then it does seem as if I have. The theme of the blog in general has not changed. I merely just mentioned where I saw the more unique names so people don’t think I just made the name up.

      I wasn’t aware it was a name in Greece, though it does sound like it is.


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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