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: (Succeed, Italian form of Lucretia: Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "Profit, Wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.)

Origin: (Italian, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology, Latin)

Pronunciation: (loo-KRE-tsyah, loo-KREET-see-uh, to know how to pronounce this name then go to this site and run your cursor over the name to hear how it is said: )

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.

Lucrezia I do believe was Apolla 13 main characters mothers’ name. It has a very foreign unique prettiness about it. The meanings are very pretty and make the name have even a wealthier noble look and feel to it than it already did. The long history of use and the stories behind some who were named this are interesting but a bit sad at times.

When I saw the name I thought it was an old name of perhaps Latin or Italian Origin and I was right but I am afraid some might not see it that way though from the naming forums I saw with ones discussing this name were positive. I however am afraid some might not know how to pronounce it or may believe it was made up in the current era and see that as bad without knowing the names long history.

I can see a noble woman being named this. It has a very ethereal look and feel to it when said as well. All in all this is a lovely name and I would love to see it used more often if appropriate, I think only the right character and author can pull this name off in the right way.

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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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