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

Violet / Violetta

Meaning: (Purple, Blue Flower, One of the earliest flower names, first used in the 1830’s. From the Old French Violette, a diminutive form of Viole, which is derived from the Latin Viola (a Violet). The name has been in use since the middle ages but did not become common until the middle of the 19th Century when the use of flower names came into vogue. Shakespeare used the Latin form Viola for the enterprising Heroine in “Twelfth Night”.)

Origin: (Latin, English, English Nature Name, Italian)

Pronunciation: (Violet: VYE-a-let, VIY-a-lit Violetta: VYE-a-letta, ViyaaLYEHTaa (Russian))

Gender: Female

I have used Violetta as a characters child’s name. As for Violet I always thought it was one of those overly popularized flower names. I do think it is elegant and beautiful though. I think Violetta is even more elegant yet foreign which is lovely. Given the earliest era it was used it could be used in many Historical Novels. It could also be used in the present and future novel.

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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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