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: (Medieval English name (found in a Curia Regis Roll item dated 1213), derived from Latin splendor meaning "Brilliance, Brightness, Lustre, Distinction". (It was listed in 'A Dictionary of English Surnames' by Dr. Reaney, who noted: "In the Middle Ages there was a fashion for fanciful feminine names, few of which have survived, or given rise to surnames.") This is also the name a small town in the U.S. state of Texas.)

Origin: (Medieval English, Italian)

Pronunciation: (splen-DAWR-ə (Medieval English))

Gender: Female

I was watching a movie once and I saw and heard this name. I thought it was interesting if a little hippie and odd by today’s standards. The meanings are beautiful and absolutely lovely and the name has an interesting to look it. I wouldn’t mind hearing this name in a novel if used the right way. I would hate for this name to be made fun of or used in a bad way but I don’t control how it is used so if I see it in that manner I will just have to deal with it, lol.

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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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