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: (Group of Three, A Set of Three, a sled or carriage drawn by three horses harnessed side-by-side, iconic symbol of Russia, a Russian folk dance)

Origin: (Russian)

Pronunciation: (TROY-kah)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was looking at a young adult novel a few weeks back and one of the groups in the story was called Troika and I thought it was the coolest looking word / name. I kind of liked the novel details but when I did further research on the novel I found some of the material wasn’t my cup of tea and not exactly appropriate to what I read and don’t read but I loved the name Troika enough to add it to my list. I intend to have a secondary character be named this in a future novel and then a main character will be named this in another novel. I don’t mind using it twice in two different novels. I love the nickname Troi like Troy which if on a feminine character it gives it a slightly tom boyishness to it.

This name is much like other three meaning words like Triad. The meanings are pretty great and could be used in a novel to mean something to do with a group of three as I intend to use it as in one of my novels.

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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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