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: (The Moon, Mythology: it was the name of the Roman Goddess of the Moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky, who is usually identified with the Greek Goddess Selene, one of the names of Artemis, Goddess of the Moon.)

Origin: (Latin, Italian, Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology)

Pronunciation: (LOO-nah)

Gender: Female

I have put Selena / Selene *see on list of posts* but I have not ever added Luna. Some people will see this name and think Lunatic or think of the Harry Potter character, I see plenty of that on Yahoo Answers. This is a beautiful short name in my opinion. I haven’t always been a huge fan but I do really like it now. I have even decided to use this as one of the twin sister names in an upcoming novel I intend to write. The twins will be Luna and Lumina *see on list of posts*. I think using the Roman Goddesses name versus the Greek Goddess Selene or even Artemis that Luna seems more bohemian and modern. And the meaning The Moon is so nature connected and lovely.

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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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