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, July 28, 2015


Meaning: (Blessing, She Who Brings Happiness, possibly a modern Afrikaans variant of Beata or Beate.)

Origin: (German)

Pronunciation: (ba-hot-ee, be-ott-ee, bay-AHT-ee, bay-AH-tee)

Gender: Female

I know this name and others will too as the name of super-model Behati Prinsloo who is married to Maroon 5 singer front man Adam Levine who is also a judge on The Voice. I love the meanings a lot and the name itself is unique and lovely. It seems a name fit for a Fantasy realm kind of story as the look and feel seems to denote.

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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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