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.

Friday, October 9, 2015


Meaning: (Time Keeper, Derived from the Roman Clan name Horatius. The close friend of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Tragedy.)

Origin: (Italian, English, Literature)

Pronunciation: (hə-RAY-shee-o, hə-RAY-sho)

Gender: Male

I love watching reruns of CSI: Miami and the leader of that crime scene investigation group is named Horatio Caine. So while watching a while ago I wondered why I had never added the name Horatio to my blog and so without delay I added it. It seems a very masculine name with a very foreign sort of sexiness to it and it also seems a powerful name as in used for Hurricane Horatio or another destructive weather phenomenon, artic storm, ect.

I love the meaning a lot but it’s probably because I write a lot of Time Travel novels so I can see this would be cool on a time traveler. It is also derived from a very old name so it could be used in some form or another in different time periods which is amazing.

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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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