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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Meaning: (“Blessed and Generous” from Breton Gwenn “White, Fair, Blessed” and Hael “Generous”. Saint Gwenhael was a 6th Century abbot of Brittany. Modern feminine form of Breton Gwenaël, feminine form of Gwenaël.)

Origin: (Welsh, French, Breton)

Pronunciation: (gwen-a-EL (French))

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I forget where I saw this name first but I really liked the look of it and of course it has the Gwen at the beginning as a lot of Welsh names have it and so this is a great alternative to the more common Gwen names. The meanings are very beautiful and lovely! The male original spelling has a long history of use and so I assume one could maybe get away with using this more modern feminine spelling in a historical fiction novel or I even think this would look absolutely lovely and perfect in a fantasy novel. See similar names Gwendola, Gwenllian, Gwen- Gana, Gwenora, and Gwendolyn *see all listed here on list of posts*.

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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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