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, December 7, 2013


Meaning: (Calm, Kingfisher, In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the Gods saved her and turned them both into Kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest star of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.)

Origin: (Latin, Greek, Greek Mythology)

Pronunciation: (al-SIE-a-nee, aeLSAYahNiy)

Gender: Female

This is one of those names I also saw on someone list on a site for their future child’s name. I love the look of this name but at first I had no clue how to pronounce it. Though now that I can see the pronunciation next to the name it makes sense seeing just the name now as to how it is pronounced, I hope that makes sense, lol. The meanings are decent and the mythology is especially interesting. This has a nice long history of use and would make a very nice character name. Also another reason I really like this is it is the name of the brightest star in the Pleiades. Anyone that looks to the right side of the blog and looks at my Favorite Female Names list will see Rana Thurayya on the list. Thurayya means the Pleiades. So one of my favorite names means Pleiades and Alcyone is one of the stars names in the Pleiades.   

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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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