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: (Rock, Precious, Little Rock, Light, Afloat, Calm as Still Waters, Variant of Alana or Helen. Short form of Svetlana. The name also resembles the romantic term for wool: “Laine” or “Lana”.)

Origin: (Old German, Irish, Gaelic, Greek, Hawaiian, Slavic)

Pronunciation: (LAN-ah, LAHN-ah)

Gender: Female

I was watching one of those ER stories shows and there was a lady they were talking about who was named Lana. It reminded me of the name of the character from the TV Series Smallville (About the early years of Superman / Clark Kent). I think the name is short but still really pretty and exotic in a way. I love the many meanings particularly Calm as Still Waters.

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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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