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: (May, The Fifth Month, In Roman mythology Maia: (source of the month May) was goddess of spring growth. Dwells by the Torrent Waterfall, Pond, Pretty.)

Origin: (French, English)

Pronunciation: (MAY-lin)

Gender: Female

I like this name that seems a lengthening of just Mae which always seems to be used in double barrel names like, Mae Lee, Mae Ella, and Mae Belle. I have a few other names on my blog with Mae in them, Maelum *see on list of posts* and Maelle *see on list of posts*.

I have used Maelum as a surname of a character before but now seeing Maelyn I think I would love to use this name as well sometime. It has beautiful meanings and of course would make since to be used on a character or person if born in the month of May or in some reference to that month.

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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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