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, January 31, 2014


Meaning: (Bird, The first instance of Aderyn used as a first name was a little girl born in Caerdion, Merionethshire in 1900. There was then one Aderyn registered each decade up to the 1960s. There is a much bigger story behind the first use of this vocabulary Welsh word as a first name, which gets right to the heart of Welsh culture and a change in attitudes across Britain. Previous legislation from government in London had seen a denigration of the Welsh language. The Act of Union in 1536 banned Welsh monoglot speakers from public office and made English the official language of the country. In some Victorian schools Welsh children were punished severely for speaking Welsh in school. This took place against a background of high immigration of non-Welsh speakers into Wales which began to dilute Welsh-speaking populations. Indeed, the 1911 census records that, by that time, only 43.5% of the population in Wales spoke Welsh. Alongside Aderyn, several other vocabulary Welsh word-names were coined at the end of the 19th century in an effort to assert Welsh heritage and culture.)

Origin: (Welsh)

Pronunciation: (a-DEH-rin, ee-der-in, ah-DEH-rin or uh-DEH-rin, a-DE-rin, aeD-EH-R-ahN)

Gender: Female

When I was looking up information on Eirwyn *see on list of posts* I saw that some had suggested sibling names and Aderyn was among them. I like the pretty look and the spelling is pretty cool. I have never seen such a lovely name as this before. The meanings and history of this name use is pretty darn interesting as well. I am still grappling with the pronunciation though, lol.  

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