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: (True Image, Variant of Bernice (Greek) “Bringer of Victory”, The name was occasionally used in the Christian world in the Middle Ages, The name first appeared in Britain in the 17th Century and spread beyond Catholic families in the 19th Century. The spelling was influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase Vera icon meaning “True Image”. Name derived from the Greek phrase Bere nike which means “Bringing Victory”. Veronica is a genus of plants, the common name being speedwell.)

Origin: (Latin, Greek, English, Italian, Romanian, Late Roman)

Pronunciation: (ver-RON-ni-kah, va-RAHN-i-ka)

Gender: Female

A few months ago there was this publicized custody battle between a half Native American man to get to keep his daughter after taking her back from her adoptive parents after two years. The little girl is named Veronica. Then not long ago I heard this name again. So after looking into it I do like many of the meanings and the history. I like much of the uses and history but I also like that it is the name of a genus of plants as well. I love plant names but with this most won’t know it is one.

It is pretty and seems very posh and sophisticated. I could see a girl in boarding school named this. And I could see her being very popular yet not snobby, this names doesn’t register as a snobbish name to me. Well unless any author or writer wishes for it to come off snobbish in their novels, then that is for them to do so.  

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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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