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.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Meaning: (Wealth, Fortune, Of the Fatherland, Fortunate or Prosperous in Battle, Variant of Odila.)

Origin: (French, Germanic, Dutch, English, Hebrew)

 Pronunciation: (OwDIY-L, oh-DEEL)

Gender: Uni-Sex

This is the name of the antagonist Black Swan in Swan Lake Ballet. I was looking for a few new names a few months ago and stumbled upon this one. I think the meanings are great and the look is definitely rare and I am on a rare name hunt as of late. I think the pronunciation is pretty simple and the name at least isn’t long or too complicated. It has a long history of use though so that is amazing as I am always looking for names that have lasted a long time so that authors can use them in any time period.

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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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