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, January 21, 2016


Meaning: (Noble, Famous, Nobly Famous, Aethelmaer (Old English) is an old form of Aylmer. Aethelmaer was a popular name prior to the Norman Conquest, but it gave way to other forms thereafter, of which the most modern is Aylmer. Aylmer saw a decline after the Middle Ages before enjoying a revival in the 19th century during the vogue for medieval names. In addition, Aylmer is an English variant transcription of Elmer (English and Scandinavian).  

Origin: (English, Old English, Anglo-Saxon)

Pronunciation: (EYTHEL-mehr)

Gender- Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I forget where I first saw this name. I love the meanings as I love royal and noble meaning names and this would be great in a historical fiction novel. It of course has easier variants Aylmer and Elmer if you don’t care for the look of this name. It seems a name like many from medieval era that looks hard to pronounce now and it is. As for this pronunciation EYTHEL-mehr I made that up from how I think it is pronounced as I couldn’t find another pronunciation at all. I looked up the different parts of the name and made the pronunciation off of those pronunciations of the variant parts.  

So again if you know of another pronunciation please leave a comment in the comment section of this post and let me know, I would be very grateful!

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