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, March 11, 2016


Meaning: (Short, Little God, Bassey is a form of the English name Bass.)

Origin: (Old French, English, Nigerian, African)

Pronunciation: (BAES-EE)

Gender: Female

My list is backed up for a while so I am finally getting to these names. Back during NaNoWriMo 2015 I had posted about it and a fellow blogger Apolla 13 commented about her experience with it and then told me a bit about the story she chose to write about. So for all of my posts for March I will be doing some of the names of her characters for the story she wrote for NaNoWriMo 2015 as I really like many of these names and have yet to add them so I am adding them now.

This name reminds me of the name Massey and has decent meanings. As for the pronunciation I looked up Bass and got BAES and then I added the EE as I know this name would end that way as it is basically like Massey but with a B instead of M at the beginning. Bassey seems more like a nickname to me then a real full first name unlike the name Massey. Bassey looks like it should be a nickname for the full name Elizabeth *see on list of posts* as some nicknames for Elizabeth have been names like Bess. However Elizabeth and Bassey are not connected as far as I can tell.

I can see a rag-tag street urchin like girl character with this name. I can see her wind up hob-knobbing with the rich and famous after getting a rich patron to take her in. I can see a defiant, strong willed, sassy and brassy like character when I see this name.

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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.

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