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:  (Feminine form of Drusus: Roman family name, also sometimes used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Claudius family. Apparently the name was first assumed by a Roman warrior who killed a Gallic chieftain named Drausus in single combat. Drausus possibly derives from a Celtic element meaning "Strong".)

Origin: (Ancient Roman, Celtic, Gaelic, Latin, Old Greek)

Pronunciation: (droos-uh, DRUW-Sah)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

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.

Drusa is a very interesting name but makes me think Druid a bit when I see it so I think magic and so not thrilled by that but Drusa has nothing to do with Druid I just see that when I see Drusa. The meaning and long history of use and the reason for the name is very interesting and the name does seem as the meaning says Strong.

I can see an Empress or a baddy character being named this. It has a superior air to it which is interesting and likable in a very hoard power over you kind of way. Of course that is my thoughts on the look of the name. It could be used in many different genres and for different types of characters but the air I get from the name is very dangerous and lethal, lol! But I love that as I am always looking for bad like female character names!

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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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