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.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Coty / Cote

Meaning: (Riverbank, Coast, Small Slope, Hill Side, Place name and Surname. Use as a given name has probably been influenced by the popular Cody. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is itself from the nickname for someone who lives near a Coast, Riverbank, or else a place so named.)

Origin: (French, Celtic, English)

Pronunciation: (KowTAY, KowTIY, Co-Ty)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I had seen this name (the Cote spelling) as the name of the actress that used to be on NCIS, she played Ziva David. I never really knew how it was pronounced. I thought it was odd really. Then I was watching a show about a girl who became a killer and they kept saying it and I thought it was Cody but when they showed family and friends below their names on screen it would say Coty’s mother or Coty’s sister. So I was like so that’s how that is pronounced. So I Googled it and saw that Cote and Coty are the same name and pronounced the same. So at least now I know how to say this. I do like it better than Cody and I think it looks unique and foreign but I like it. I don’t think I will use it and I think authors should use it sparingly because most won’t know how to pronounce this name. The meanings are good and decent as well.

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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.

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