Advice about Naming Characters

Think of your favorite story people. Their names are as familiar as those of your best friends. In real life most of us don’t bother to adjust our names to our personalities, so sometimes they don’t quite fit.

As writers, though, we can take advantage of subconscious biases to help readers love or hate story people.

Here’s an interesting article from the Pikes Peak Writers newsletter about character names. I love this organization and have attended many of their excellent conventions. The one this year is virtual and signup will begin soon.

Click on the link below for the article What’s in a Name?

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Naming Your Characters

Here’s a fascinating little blog post. It was written for new parents, but it’s great for writers, too! Make sure your character’s name says something about him (or her).

Children’s Book Names: From Aidan to Zoe – Nameberry – Baby Name BlogBaby Name Blog – Nameberry.

What’s in a Name? Everything!

The heart of a great story is a great character. A rose may be a rose may be a rose, but a character’s name is very important. Consider how much Harry’s name tells us about young Potter. Here’s a handy guide for naming characters.

How to Name Your Characters.

How to Pick Character Names: The 7 Rules of Choosing Names for Fictional Characters | WritersDigest.com

How to Pick Character Names: The 7 Rules of Choosing Names for Fictional Characters | WritersDigest.com.

Here’s another very useful article for writers. It’s amazing how much information a name can carry.