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, August 30, 2016


Meaning: (Girl, Little Girl, Maiden, It is not used as a name in Germany itself.)

Origin: (German)

Pronunciation: (MEHD-ShehN, MaeD-CH-AHN)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

This is the name of the actress who played Sherry, the girlfriend of Christopher Lorelei’s ex and Roy’s dad, on Gilmore Girls. The look of the name is interesting and kind of reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland but when you look at the meaning and realize it’s just a word in German and means just Girl it seems a bit silly but if you can ignore the meaning and it being a word it is a cool character name. Of course the meaning could be relevant at some point to an authors character so it might work.

Some of the ways this can be pronounced almost sounds like you’re trying to say Madichen. I have a cousin named Madichen and I’ve never known the reason for her name and now I’m wondering if there’s perhaps a similarity between it and Madchen as they do sound a like and the only difference in spelling is the I. Cute Nickname Options: Mad, Maddy / Maddie, Mads, and Addy / Addie.   

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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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