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, May 9, 2014


Meaning: (Little Maiden, Virgin, Apparently an elaboration of Cora or Coral, similar to names such as Rosalie. However, it may also be derived from the Italian Coralina, the traditional name of the cunning young woman in the Commedia dell’Arte. Coralie is the name of the French girl in Thackeray’s 1850 novel “Pendennis”. A popular 19th Century jewel name.)

Origin: (English, French, Old Greek)

Pronunciation: (KOR-uh-lee, KOR-uh-lye, KAOR-aa-Liy)

Gender: Female

I was looking up a name not long ago and it had sibling names on the site. Coralie was one of the sibling names. I think Coralie is absolutely adorable. The meanings are lovely and the name has connections as an elaboration to Cora and Coral so if you want a more unique looking name that incorporates Cora or Coral then Coralie is the name for you and your character. I do like the Italian version Coralina as well. I think it is so beautiful too. It has a history to as far back as 1850 but maybe even further than that, I am unsure. I think like Rosalie, Coralie has a prettier look to it than just simply Rose / Rosa and Cora / Coral, respectively.

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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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