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, September 12, 2012
Origin: (Greek, Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian, Croatian, Slovene, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Medieval Slavic)
Pronunciation: (E-le-nah (Italian), e-LE-nah (Spanish), ye-LYE-nah (Russian), ee-LYE-nah (Russian), eh-LAY-nah, ah-lay-nah, eh-LAYN-ah, el-AY-na)
I was watching the movie The Mask of Zorro a few weeks ago and there was a lady Elena played by Catherine Zeta-Zones in the film. So I thought to add this to my blog because a few years ago I used the name Eleena as a minor characters name in my trilogy. So hearing Elena in The Mask of Zorro it reminded me of Eleena and also reminded me I have yet to add this name to my blog. The meanings are pretty and the name it's self is very beautiful. It's got a great look and it easily pronounced.
Origin: (Old English)
Pronunciation: (LIHNDahN, LIN-dan, LIN-duhn)
I was watching something the other day and heard this name. I really kind of like it. The meaning is decent and the look is nice. It's easily pronounced and it's not a way out there name but it's still not something you see too often.
Origin: (Gaelic, Irish, Celtic, English, Latin, African-Mende)
Pronunciation: (NOH-lə, NOW-Laa, NO-lah)
I forget where I first heard this name but I really like it. It's short and unique and has really nice pretty meanings. I can see a very spirited character being named this for some reason, LOL. It's also easily pronounced.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Origin: (English, Middle English, Latin)
Pronunciation: (LI-ber-tee, LIH-ber-tee)
I was watching a movie the other day and the main woman in the movie was named Liberty but she went by Libby. I have heard in other movies and T.V series where there was people named Liberty. I kind of like it, it definitely has grown on me.
Origin: (English, English Nature Name)
Pronunciation: (PEHRahWIHNGKahL, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Periwinkle to hear how it is said: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=periwinkle)
I saw the new Tinker Bell movie advertised on T.V it's where she finds out she has a sister meaning they were born of the same laugh. Her sister's name is Periwinkle. I saw another movie once where there was a woman named Periwinkle. I kind of like the name. It's a flower name not used often.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Origin: (Celtic, Old English, Gaelic, Scottish)
Pronunciation: (EY-NZLiy, AYNZ-lee, ain-zlee ain - rhymes with main zlee- rhymes with see.)
I was watching an episode of CSI: New York the other day and one of the minor characters a lady was named Ainsley. I really kind of love this name. It's actually a name I am going to be using in my next novel. It's pretty and interesting. Its decent meanings and a name you don't hear often. It's unique and could fit many different genres and in different eras.
Nickname from Middle English fein, fayn, fane ‘glad’, ‘well disposed’ (Old English fægen). The word seems also to have been occasionally used as a personal name in the Middle Ages, from which the surname may derive in some instances. http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=fayne
Fayne is a variation of Faina (Russian).)
Origin: (Old Greek, Old English, Middle English)
Variation of Faina *See on list of posts*. I was reading a book Drangonwell Dead by Laura Childs
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Origin: (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic, Greek, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, Egyptian, Russian)
Pronunciation: (KEER-ə, KEE-ruh, KEE-ra)
I have used this name as a main characters daughter's name. I used Keira but I like Kyra and see that spelling a lot. I love the beautiful meanings and the simple shortness of this name. There are many different genres and characters this could fit. I also like the pronunciation of this name.
Origin: (Hebrew, Scottish, Scandinavian, Greek, Latin)
I saw a movie advertised on T.V the other day and the title was the name of the main character Marnie. I never much cared for this name the first few times I heard this name over the years. It has slowly grown on me. It has good meanings and is short and cute.
Pronunciation: (LahV-EHL-aa, luv-ELL-ah)
This was one of the names I found in a baby name book when I was at the Wal-Mart. I really like this name. The meanings are decent and it's super cure. I could see where some might not like it or think it fits there character but I still would love to see this name in a book.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Origin: (Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Celtic, English (Modern))
Pronunciation: (mə-KEN-ə, mə-KEHN-ə, ma-KEN-ah, EHMSIYKEHNNaa)
I have had this name on my surname list on this blog and had this as the last name of one of my characters. Recently I think McKenna would make a good first name. The meaning is strong and the name is beautiful.
Origin: (Old Greek, Hebrew, Swedish, German, Japanese)
Pronunciation: (TIHP-iy, TIP-ee)
I was watching the movie Birds with Tippi Hedren in it. I at first thought it was funny but it has grown on me. It's not a name that would fit too many characters but it has great meanings and seems kind of cute.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Origin: (English, American)
Pronunciation: (LAORDIHN, LAORDAYN)
I was at Wal-Mart the other day and in the books and magazine section I saw a book of 8,000 baby names. I was flipping through to see if they had my sisters name which is Lorinda *See on my list of posts*. The book didn't have her name but I found a few names I think are super cute. Lordyn was one of the ones I really like. It has a beautiful meaning and an interesting look and sound to it. It has a futuristic look to it which I like.
Origin: (Old English, Scottish, Irish)
Pronunciation: (MAORTahN, MOR-tun)
I was watching The Secret Window movie the other day with Johnny Depp in it and he plays an author named Morton. He goes crazy in the film but I really like the name Morton nicknamed Mort. It has an old fashioned vibe.
Origin: (Chinese, Spanish, Scandinavian, Old English, German, Welsh, Irish, Irish Mythology, Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish)
Pronunciation: (BRAN- lin)
I was at a religious District Convention a few weeks ago and when I was walking around at lunch I heard this lady call her son his name was Branlin and I thought what a cute cool name that is. It has good meanings when I got around to researching it and it sounds super cute.
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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