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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Meaning: (Bold Friend, Brave Friend, Welsh form of Baldwin derived from the Germanic elements bald “Bold, Brave” and win “Friend”. In Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th Century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusades conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the King of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.)

Origin: (Welsh, English, Ancient Germanic, Nordic)

Pronunciation: (MAWLD-win, MAOLDWihN)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was looking up the meaning of Mal *see on list of posts* and I saw this name. I love the strong meanings and it has a connection to Baldwin and thus has a long history of use. I love this name and find it to be an absolutely beautiful. I could see this name fitting in one of my series or trilogies.

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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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