Creating Characters: Choosing Names

Uninspired Writers

Good morning word warriors, I hope you’re having a royally wonderful weekend.

I seem to have a bit of a mini blog series going on about creating characters. Previously, I’ve discussed physical character traits and positive and negative personality traits. But today, I’m going to talk about choosing character names.

Personally, choosing character names is hit and miss for me. Some characters just come to me with a name already. Easy! But others don’t, and sometimes it can take a while before you pick out a name that you think really suits a character. Take a look at some of my thoughts on character naming below…

1. You don’t always need to be too clever
There is a lot of joy in reading a wonderful book and then discovering that the character names all match their personalities, their hidden secrets and their lives. Think Harry Potter for example, where…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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