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, July 19, 2016


Meaning: (Illustrious One, Noble, Man of Rank, From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "Descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "Noble" in Gaelic.)

Origin: (Irish, English, Gaelic)

Pronunciation: (GRAY-dee)

Gender: Male  

I heard it as the last name of Owen *see on list of posts* an ex-navy guy who works with the Velociraptor on the Island in the Jurassic World movie and first name of one of the new Dual Survival guys. I love the meanings a lot as I love Noble meaning names as everyone who reads my blog well knows. I don’t think I will ever use the name for a character as the name doesn’t really make me love it. I mean I love the meanings but the name itself doesn’t really flow that great for me. I might use it as a surname but as a first name I just don’t see it but maybe if the right character came along then I might very well use it.

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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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