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: (a place where someone or something is protected or given shelter: the protection that is provided by a safe place.)

Origin: (French)

Pronunciation: (To hear pronunciation go tot his site and run your cursor over the name to hear how it is said:

Gender: Female

I have always like the use of Sanctuary as a name but when I saw this spelling, Sanctuaire, I thought it could work even better. It has a unique spelling but has a very feminine flare and looks like a good sci-fi / fantasy name. I love the meanings and the look. I even added it to my Favorite Female Names list on this blog.

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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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