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: (Sweetly Speaking, Sweetly Spoken, To Talk Well, Eloquent, Well Spoken, Famous bearer; 4th century Spanish martyr St Eulalia. Popular among English speakers in the Middle Ages.)

Origin: (Greek)

Pronunciation: (yoo-LAY-lee-ə, yoo-LAY-lee-AH, YuwLEYLiyah)

Gender: Female

I have used this name in the current novel I am writing as the name of an ancestress of my main character. I stumbled upon this name when looking for rare looking older names for this current novel. I absolutely love the meanings. Also I maid Eulalia’s child Merida *see on list of posts* which has a connection if you google it. Since this has a long history and did become popular amongst English speakers this would do well in many different genres, eras, and for many different reasons.

I have used it in a seemingly historical setting only to show later it really is a science-fantasy novel. So it is up to the author to play around and choose where they want this name to fit, with its look it is very diverse.

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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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