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: (Derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning "Great Queen". In Welsh mythology Rhiannon was the goddess of fertility and the moon. This name is also borne by a princess in Welsh legends, the wife of Pwyll. As an English name, it became popular due to the Fleetwood Mac song 'Rhiannon' (1976). Mythology: the title Rigantona "great queen" is borne by a Celtic goddess of fertility. The Welsh horse goddess is described in legend as dressed in shining gold and riding a pale horse. The name was not used as a given name before the 20th century.)

Origin: (Welsh, Celtic, Celtic Mythology)

Pronunciation: (hri-AN-ahn (Welsh), ree-AN-ən (English), REE-ən-ən (English), ree-AH-nən, ree-ANN-on)

Gender: Female

When I was looking up information on Arianrhod *see on list of posts* I saw that some had suggested sibling names and Rhiannon was among them. I have decided to name a deceased Queen this in one of the novels I am currently writing. It has a pretty look to but just like the name above the mythology is interesting but I do not like the relation of this name to pagan religions and often Wicca rites. But like I said the mythology is quite interesting.

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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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