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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Meaning: ("Daughter of Fál", derived from Gaelic der "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland. True Desire, Poet’s Daughter, is related to Deirbhile, Deirbhealla, and perhaps the simpler Darla. Though not necessarily common, this name is well known in Ireland.)

Origin: (Irish, Irish Gaelic)

Pronunciation: (dare-voll, dare-villa, Derv-la, DER-val)

Gender: Female

I was looking up Irish names that were older and when I saw this I fell in love with it. I even added it to my Favorite Female Names list on this blog. It has beautiful meanings and has a beautiful look. It is such a lovely Irish name. Though I could see how the pronunciation could throw someone off. It just looks like a name I could see it fitting with Isolde and Tristan for some reason.

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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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