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, November 19, 2013

Bailey / Bailie

Meaning: (Bailiff, Berry Clearing, City Fortification, It is from the elements ‘Baili’ meaning Bailiff; ‘Baiulus’ Porter, Messenger; ‘Beg’ Berry; ‘Leah’ Wood, Clearing, Meadow. The personal name is derived from an Old English family name which was originally given to someone working as a Bailiff or Porter; the job title is itself of Latin roots. The surname could also have originated as a byname for someone who lived in or near a Bailey or Fortress, or else Bailey in Lancashire, an English place name of the elements ‘Beg’ and ‘Leah’ (meaning Wood, Clearing, Meadow). This was a regular boy name in the 19th Century, but it was later popularized as a girl name. Initial popularity of Bailey was due to a character in the 1980’s television series “WKRP in Cincinnati”.)

Origin: (Old English, Latin)

Pronunciation: (BAY-lee, BEY-Liy)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I have never been a real fan of Bailey / Bailie because it always seemed like a bad southern name. Of course lately I have heard this name quite often. It does have an interesting meaning and long history. A good nickname could be Bails which is cute.

No comments:

Post a Comment

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.

Baby Names Sites: