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


Meaning: (Basque form of Elizabeth, My God is a Vow, My God is Plenty, God of Plenty.)

Origin: (Basque)

Pronunciation: (ee-LEESH-ah-bet-EH, ee-LICKS-ah-bet-EH, iy-LIY-SH-aaBehT-EH)

Gender: Female

I came across this variant of Elizabeth *see on list of posts* when I was looking up another name on the internet. I absolutely love this spelling. Of course when I went to Yahoo Answers for opinions people were not thrilled. Even though I told them it was for my blog not a child they couldn’t help but keep telling me if I named a child this then it would be bullied because of the name. They fail to realize kids get bullied all the time and most of the time it has nothing to do with their name. I hate people that think that people should conform to certain naming patterns. I can’t help but say that if we do that our lives may all turn into an episode of Twilight Zone, where we all look alike and are named alike. I don’t care for crazy difficult names or spellings but it is the parent’s decision just like having unique names is an author’s prerogative. Also they got all bent out of shape because I felt like pronouncing it differently than the internet reads.  

To Note: I pronounce this name ee-LICKS-ah-bet-EH, I found no evidence on the internet that this name is pronounced that way. The proper pronunciation is ee-LEESH-ah-bet-EH. I will continue to pronounce it as ee-LICKS-ah-bet-EH and so I added the pronunciation under pronunciation. Plus another person saw it pronounced the way I do so I decided to add it to under pronunciation. Of course if you are staying authentic and wish to stick with the Basque pronunciation it is ee-LEESH-ah-bet-EH.

I think this name is really pretty and unique looking. It is sort of futuristic looking to me.

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