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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Meaning: (Famous Warrior, Healthy, Safe, Whole, Wood, Forest, Wide, Aloysia is a variant form, with the suffix -ysia, of Aloisia (Old German): feminine of Aloysius. Aloysia is also a variation of Eloise (Old German). Aloysia is also used as a variation of Heloise (French, Old German) and Louise (Old German).)

Origin: (French, Old German)

Pronunciation: (aa-LowWiy-Siy-aa, ah-LOI-zee-ah (German), al-ə-WISH-ə (English), al-oh-WEES-ee-ah, al-o-WISH-a, ah-loh-ee-zyah)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I forget where I saw this but I think it was on a TV series. It has a Middle Ages look to it which I like a lot. The meanings are strong and it has a unique look. The pronunciation options seem endless and so that may or may not be great for a characters name but in this name I can see a few nicknames which may help. Nickname options, Al, Aloy (I would pronounce it like Aloe, as in Aloe Vera), Sia, and Alo.

Edit December 29, 2015:

So I finally remember where I saw this name, it was a name of plants in the Verbena Family, example Lemon Verbena. I was looking through some of my plant books once and saw this and really liked it but forgot until the other day where I had first saw it. I love plant names and I love Lemon Verbena's smell so that must have been why I added this name.   

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