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: (Christian, Follower of Christ, Feminine form of Christian, which is a form of the Greek Christianos (A Christian, a Follower of Christ). Christiane (1626-1670) was the daughter of King Christian IV of Denmark and his second wife Kirsten. She had a twin sister named Hedwig. Christiane (1683-1683) was the daughter of King Christian V of Denmark and his wife Charlotte.)

Origin: (Greek, French, German, Latin)

Pronunciation: (kris-tee-AH-nə (German), krees-TYAHN (French), kris-tchee-AH-nə, kris-tchee-AHN, KRiySTYAEN in French or KRihSTiyAANah in German, Kris-tyah-neh, Kris-tee-ON)

Gender: Female

I always watch CNN and one of the correspondents is named Christiane Amanpour. I love the look and pronunciation she has…I hear it as Kris-tee-ON. The meanings are good and the history of use is long. It is a nice alternative to Christina and Christiana. Also it is the female version of Christian. I really like this name a lot and hope to be able use it in the future. Or at least see it in books more often.

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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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