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.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Meaning: (Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Straffordshire, Suffolk, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hop ‘Valley Among Hills’ + tun ‘Enclosure, Settlement’. Farmstead in a Small Enclosed Valley or Enclosed Plot of Land.)

Origin: (English)

Pronunciation: (HOP-tun, HOP-ton)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was reading The Watchtower and it mentioned Hopton Haynes was a bible scholar who used and acknowledged Gods name as Jehovah. In a 1797 book on the worship of God, Hopton Haynes began chapter 7: “Jehovah the proper name of God among the Jews; whom alone they worshiped; as also did Christ and his Apostles.” I think Hopton is an interesting name. It is a rare name but it has a long history. The meaning is decent as well.

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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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