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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Meaning: (Lark, Bird name. Familiar from the children's song, "Alouette, gentille alouette, je te plumerai", which is actually a threat to pluck all the feathers from the poor bird. )

Origin: (French, Middle English)

Pronunciation: (Ah-low-ett-ah, ah-loo-ett, ah-loo-ett-tuh, al-oo-et-uh (English), ah-loo-et-uh (English))

Gender: Female

When I was looking at the blog Blog of Characters run by Apolla 13 she had added this name to her blog, a lot of the names on her blog are ones on mine but some I’ve never heard of before and so if I love them I add them to my blog. If you care to look at her blog it is

Alouette is a lovely beautiful name with a lovely meaning. I had never heard this name before nor did I know it was a popular older children’s song. I looked it up and found the Wikipedia page link I added above to be of interest as it gives the lyrics in French and English and then the lyrical meanings to the song. I only found the pronunciations on Yahoo Answers and a dictionary site.

My mom grew up in the time where this song was popular and so she knows the pronunciation really well and knows how to sing the song in the original French. When she was a little girl her dad was stationed in Paris, France for a while and so she knows French. So I wish I could record her saying it and put it here but that would take too long.

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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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