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, April 7, 2014


Meaning: (Devine Strength, Fair, Beautiful Goddess, Beautiful as a Goddess, Use in the English-speaking world is influenced by 20th-century Queen Astrid of the Belgians.)

Origin: (Old Norse, Scandinavian)

Pronunciation: (AS-trid, AHS-trid (Germany), AHS-tree (Norway), AH-strid (Swedish), AH-stree (Norwegian), AHS-trit (German))

Gender: Female

So I was watching one of those Locked Up prison shows and one of the inmates was named Astrid. Now I have seen Astrid only one other time on the movie Oleander. I think the meanings are beautiful and it has a nice use as well as royal use which might be a good reason for an author to use this name. I however have not been a huge fan of this name. It seems a hippie outer space name to me for some reason. It is lovely and beautiful don’t get me wrong but I don’t think I will use this name, but I never say never and I didn’t set up this blog for me only. I am sure an author will find this name perfect and I would indeed love to read a story where this is a name just to see how it is used.

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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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