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.

Monday, December 30, 2013


Meaning: (Abundance, Lady, Princess, Bubbling Water, Leaping Water, Related to the Choctaw word for Water, “Oka”. The Choctaws lived near the Tallulah Waterfall, which derives its name from the Hitchiti (Creek) Indian word for “Town”. The name also possibly derives from a Gaelic name meaning “Fruitful Woman”.)

Origin: (Native American)

Pronunciation: (Tuh-Loo-La, TAH-loo-lah)

Gender: Female

I had never been a huge fan of this name. I first saw it as the name of British actress Tallulah Riley, in 2005’s Pride & Prejudice. I however have now looked into it and I do like it a lot. The meanings are pretty and it’s seemingly pronounceable by many different people no matter there accent and heritage. On my fathers side we come from the Choctaw Indian heritage, so I am particularly drawn to this name. It would be cool to use this as a nod to my heritage. That being said I don’t love it enough to ever name a future child this, except if it was a middle name. I might however use it as a future characters name. It is lovely, unique and has a good look to it.

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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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