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.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Meaning: (From the Greek Αριστειδης (Aristeides) which meant "the Best Kind", derived from αριστος (aristos) "Best" and ειδος (eidos) "Kind, Type". This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd Century Saint.)

Origin: (Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish, Portuguese)

Pronunciation: (ah-ree-STEE-dhes (Spanish), ə-reesh-TEE-dəsh (Portuguese), ə-reesh-CHEE-jəsh (Brazilian Portuguese))

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was looking for a name and stumbled upon this one and I hadn’t put any really old names such as this on in a while. The meaning is very nice and the name itself seems strong. Since it has such a long history of use it could be used in just about any era. I think it would look awesome if paired with an ancient name like Galia *see on list of posts*! Like Galia Aristides! Also since one of the bearers of this name was said to be just and was renowned for his Integrity it would be cool if paired somehow with name Integrity *see on list of posts*. The only downfall at first for me was I had no idea how to pronounce it but when I looked at the pronunciations I then saw it and it’s pretty easy to say for me now! I saw it ah-ree-STEE-dhes (Spanish) more then the others listed above which are harder for me to say.

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