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.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Meaning: (Oak Tree, Big Tree, Name created by Author Lloyd Alexander for the Princess character in his children’s fantasy series “The Chronicles of Prydain”. He purposefully used historic Welsh name elements. The series later became a Disney movie: The Black Cauldron (1985).)

Origin: (English, Welsh, Fictional)

Pronunciation: (EYE-lawn-wee, AY-lawn-wee, eye-LAHN-wee)

Gender: Female

This is a fictional name made up by author Lloyd Alexander, so I am pretty sure it can’t be used by another author but I put this on here because I saw it on someone’s list for their future child’s middle name. So I thought I would add this here so maybe a future parent might like a Welsh inspired name with a unique look. Now the meanings “Oak Tree, Big Tree” I came to find from the real name Eilon (Pronounced: AY-lahn) which has the same root origin as Elon *see on list of post*. So if you want to use a real name similar to Eilonwy for say a novel and or child then try Eilon or Elon or even Elowen / Elowyn *see on list of posts*.

As for this name I think it is so pretty but I think some can be tripped up by the look and struggle for a pronunciation. So if using for a child I say keep it to a middle name but it would make an incredible first name. Of course for a novel character try something similar as this was a made up name by another author.

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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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