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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Meaning: (No Glory, Where is the Glory, Son of Phinehas born after the death of Phinehas; brother of Ahitub; grandson of High Priest Eli. The name Ichabod, given to him by his dying mother while giving birth, signified that glory had gone away from Israel in view of the capture of the Ark and the deaths of Phinehas and Eli.—1Sa 4:17-22; 14:3. )

Origin: (Hebrew, Biblical)

Pronunciation: (IK-ə-bahd (English))

Gender: Male

I was watching Sleepy Hollow the other day, the one movie with Johnny Depp. Ichabod Crane investigates the Sleepy Hollow murders / beheadings in both the movie and Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820). I think the name though the meaning isn’t so great is an interesting name. It looks really cool and is fun to say actually. Since it isn’t used much to my knowledge it would be interesting to see where an author might take it if they name their character this. It would be even cooler if used in the modern era as that would seem kind of out of place but cool because of the antiquity of this name.

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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.

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