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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Meaning: (Saint Eluned (Welsh: Eiliwedd; Latin: Almedha or Elevetha), also known as Aled and by other names, was a 5th- or 6th-century virgin martyr from modern Brecon. )

Origin: (Welsh, Welsh Mythology)

Pronunciation: (eh-lee-eye-wed, ee-ah-lah-wedd, ee-ah-lah-weth)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I saw this name when I was looking up the name Brychan *see on list of posts*. Eiliwedd was the daughter of King Brychan. I think this is a pretty interesting looking name and the information I found about it was interesting and it has a long history of use that would make it great in a Historical Fiction novel.

Now the pronunciation I am not sure about at all and could find no pronunciation except for the first part Eili and so I did my best with the pronunciation and on the last one this name being Welsh I am assuming Wedd is sounding like weth slightly, not sure if I have that right at all. If anyone knows the real pronunciation please leave a comment in the comment section of this post and please let me know what it is.

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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.

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