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: (Pale, Lives by the Sea, Big Peak, Big Gap, It is derived from Mór which means 'Big, Great’; Bhein ‘Peak’; Bhairne 'Gap'. The name is of obscure derivation; it is of the first element 'Mor' and the second element 'Bheinn' or Bhairne. The latter case would indicate that the first name is from the name of district of Morvern in north Argyll, Scotland, which is known in Gaelic as Mhorbhairne. Mhorbhairne also appeared in the 18th century Ossianic poems of James Macpherson as the kingdom of Fingal.)

Origin: (Gaelic, Scottish, English)

Pronunciation: (MAORVAHN, MAWR-ven, MOHR-vin, MOR-ven)

Gender: 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.

I for some reason see a lion from the Lion King movies when I see this name. It to me seems African but I found no link to African Origin when looking this name up. I also see this being a good sibling name to go with Morrigan *see on list of posts* or Morgana *see on list of posts* just simply because it kind of looks like a baddy character name to me. The meanings are good and it has a decent history of use.

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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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