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.

Monday, October 28, 2013


Meaning: (An area in a Roman amphitheatre for gladiatorial combats, 19th Century Americans may have named their daughters Arena as homage to Christian Martyrs who were killed in the Arenas of ancient Rome.)

Origin: (English)

Pronunciation: (uh-REE-nuh, ah-REE-nuh, erIYNah, aa-r-EH-n-ah)

Gender: Female

I really like this name a lot. I was looking up another name I decided not to use right now and I came across this. I have heard of Arena’s but never as a name before. It is a rare name and could indeed have a good reason in novel to be named this. An author can bring the reason for this name being used about in so many ways. The meaning could play a key role if so wished. And it is a word / name people have heard about before so it is easily pronounced. A few good nicknames can be Ren or Rena.

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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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