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, September 9, 2014


Meaning: (Light, Brightness, Singer, Plain, Darling, Man, Free Man, Meadow Shire, Bright Meadow)

Origin: (Hebrew, French, Germanic, Old English, English, Aramaic)

Pronunciation: (SHIHERAH, sher-ah)

Gender: Female

Like the name Orly and Orah *see on list of posts* this has a light meaning. At the time I put this name on my list for this blog I was looking for short names that mean light because I wanted that meaning for my characters daughters’ name. Even though the reader doesn’t know the meaning I still like to have a desirable meaning name for my character. I should say I first saw this on my favorite show Heroes of Cosplay on Syfy channel. I love the cosplayers and the cool costumes they make. One of the cosplayers portrayed She-Ra princess of power, so I took out the dash and got Shera.

The meanings are beautiful, I know I use the word beautiful a lot but some names are just really pretty all around and this is one that strikes me as a very beautiful goddess or princess or even Japanese maiden like name. The meanings I really love especially Meadow Shire and Bright Meadow because it has a very maiden of the meadows look.

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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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