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.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Meaning: (Maiden Crowned by a Radiant Garland, Lady of the Light, Galadriel was a Noldorin elf Princess renowned for her Beauty and Wisdom in J. R.R Tolkien’s novels. The elements are Galad “Radiant” and Riel “Garlanded Maiden”. Alatariel is the Quenya form of her name. Galadriel was one of the Eldar still remaining in Middle Earth at the time of the War of the Ring.)

Origin: (Literature, Sindarin, Elvish, English)

Pronunciation: (gə -LAD-ree- əl (English), Gah-LaaDRIY-ehL, Geh-LAE-dree-ehl, Guh-LAD-REE-ell, geh-LAI-dree-ehl, guhl-AED-REE-ehl)

Gender: Female

I was looking up a few names and stumbled upon this name on a suggestions list. I think it is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately as it is a name from a novel that the author J. R. R Tolkien no doubt created this name so it can’t be used by another but an element of it could be used or used for inspiration in creating your own fantasy names. Or this would make an amazingly unique beautiful baby name *for the pretty little Princess or Noble Lady in your life*, so it can be used in the real world by parents to be. I absolutely love the meanings and the over all look is just so beautiful and lovely.

Please inform me if the information above about Galadriel is incorrect as I have not read any of J.R.R Tolkien’s novels, I know surprising. So I do not know if the information I gathered on the name Galadriel is correct or not.

EDIT: Ok so I was watching The Hobbit the other day and when I looked up Cate Blanchetts character from that one movie and The Lord of the Ring movies I realized that is the character Galadriel. I always thought of her as just Lady of Lorien, lol.

So Galadriel is the pretty blonde elf lady with flowing white gowns and is the grandmother of Arwen (Liv Tyler actress in movie) who marries Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen actor in the movie). Galadriel is the one who can speak in ones head and who denies herself the one ring after Frodo offers it in Lord of the Rings.

So yeah didn't read the books but did see the movies so now I realize who is who, sort of, lol!

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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.

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