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: (Sweet Wine, Place name: a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic off Morocco. The main island, also called Madeira, is known for the wine made there. Metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Madeira 'Wood', 'Timber' (Late Latin materia, from classical Latin materies 'Material', 'Substance'). Local name from the island of Madeira, which was named with Portuguese Madeira 'Timber' because of the timber that grew there.)

Origin: (Portuguese, Spanish, Late Latin)

Pronunciation: (MAHDIHRAH, MAH-DARE-AH)

Gender: Female. Possibly Uni-Sex

I was watching a show on TV about islands of the worlds that are helping create new green energy sources and one of the islands was the Island of Madeira. What I thought was cool was the irrigation canals called Levadas. Madeira itself seems it would be a beautiful name and the meanings are quite lovely, beautiful, and strong. The meaning Sweet Wine reminds me of my other favorite word turned name Sangria *see on list of posts*.

The pronunciation MAH-DARE-AH is how I pronounce the name which is based off how I have often heard it pronounced. The name also reminds me of Caldera as in a volcanoes Caldera. It is a very exotic name but not sure how I would like to see it used on a character but I would definitely though be up to seeing it used as a character name if used in the right way.

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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.

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