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

Zain / Zein / Zayn

Meaning: (Handsome, Beauty, Pretty, God is Gracious, Variant of Zane.)

Origin: (Arabic, Hebrew, English)

Pronunciation: (Zayn, Rhymes with Jane)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I have heard this name quite a bit lately. I keep seeing and hearing it as the name of one of the CNN correspondents. Also I saw it the other day as the name of one of those boy banders, from I think One Direction of The Wanted, LOL. I have no clue about the boy and girl bands of this era. I could tell you all the member’s names of the boy and girl bands I listened to growing up in the ’90’s and early 2000’s. But ask me to name one member from a band now I am lost, LOL. I feel so out of touch with bands now. :~)

Anyway either spelling is good in my view but I tend to like Zayn and Zain the best. The meanings are lovely and it is an easily pronounceable name. But it tends to often scream BORING. There isn’t anything unique or flashy for my taste. It just seems blah and bland to me but it is a decent name and seemingly likable so I wouldn’t hate it on a person in the real world or a book character.

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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.

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