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.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Meaning: (Inspiration, Frenzy, Devine Creative Inspiration, To Blow, To Inspire, Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn which was derived from óðr "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It ultimately developed from the early Germanic *Woðanaz. In Norse mythology Odin was the highest of the gods, presiding over art, war, wisdom and death. He resided in Valhalla, where warriors went after they were slain. Odin was the chief god of Norse mythology, identified with art and culture, war, and the dead. The Norse warriors known as Vikings fought without fear, believing Odin would receive them into Valhalla, the heroes' paradise, if they died in battle.)

Origin: (Norse Mythology, Old Norse, Scandinavian)

Pronunciation: (O-din, OH-din, OWDihN)

Gender: Male

I have used this as the name of a main characters son’s name. I really love this name. The Norse mythology is very interesting as well. I decided to use this name because the child’s father Havelock *see on list of posts* and uncle Ragnar *see on list of posts* have Viking or Nordic names so I found Odin fitting. It is a very strong name with good strong meanings. The pronunciations are super easy and the name looks interesting as well. 

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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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