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

Lanwyn / Lanwynn

Meaning: (Lan: Orchid, Powerful Ruler, From the Field, Long Hill, Ridge Wyn / Wynn: Friend, Fair, White, Blessed Lanwyn / Lanwynn: Orchid Friend, Fair or White Orchid, Friend of the Fair White Orchid, Fair White Blessed Powerful Ruler, Friend of the Powerful Ruler, Fair White Blessed Friend from the Field or Long Hill or Ridge)

Origin: (Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Old English, Welsh)

Pronunciation: (Lan: Lae-N, Lawn Wyn / Wynn: Win Lanwyn / Lanwynn: Lae-N-win, lawn-win)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was looking up Literary Agencies and potential book publishers and I saw this as the name of one of the publishers. The publisher was not on the up and up as some aren’t, do your research thoroughly writers, but I did like the name Lanwyn. I could not find a meaning for the name as a whole so I looked up the first and second parts separately, Lan and Wyn / Wynn. The meanings are very beautiful and the many combinations are quite extensive and beautiful. It would work well as a first name or last name and as a male or female name. It has a rare unique look to it that I really like. I also like that it almost looks like an Old Welsh name. All in all it is a lovely name.


  1. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award over at my blog. You can find more about it here:

    ~ Kayla

    1. Thanks A Million for the nomination for the Sunshine Award!

      It sounds like an interesting thing, lol! :~D

    2. You're welcome! :) I have one more award for you. You can find more about it here:
      ~ Kayla

    3. Well anstermonster14 (Kayla), thanks again for this 2nd Award! Again it sounds like a cool interesting thing. Thanks A Bunch! :~D


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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