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

Hilary / Hillary

Meaning: (Hillary is a given and family name, derived from the Latin Hilarius meaning "Cheerful", from Hilaris, "Cheerful, Merry" which comes from the Greek ἱλαρός (Hilaros), "Cheerful, Merry", which in turn comes from ἵλαος (Hilaos), "Propitious, Gracious". Medieval English form of Hilarious or Hilaria. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th Century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947- ) became the first lady.)

Origin: (English, Medieval English)

Pronunciation: (HIL-ə-ree)

Gender: Uni-Sex

This is a name that is on everyone’s mind and lips right now what with Hillary Clinton running for president and all. This name has really pleasant meanings and is easily pronounced and recognizable. It has a decent look but it’s not a name I really love or anything but it is a decent name. It to me has a prep school look which isn't all bad; it's just a very prestigious looking name and that can put a specific aura to a character which might be sorta of type casting which a lot of people type cast a name or character anyway.

I’ve always wanted two brothers to be named Ashley “Ash” *see on list of posts* and Hilary or Hillary “Hill” in the modern era as that would be fun to have them be mortified by their now common female names and they being boys, lol! But more than that Ashley and Hillary have long histories of use and interesting people have been named this in past years.

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