September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
I finally came up with names yesterday for the three major characters in my story, and it is such a relief! There was some kind of mental hangup with creating my characters before they were properly named. I told myself that it didn’t matter what they were called yet, but I found myself looking up naming sites and statistics online when I should have been developing characters. I’m glad that’s over so I can finally move forward.
This is probably the first time I tried to give the names of my characters meaning and mould the sound of the name to speak to their personalities. I also wanted to make sure they didn’t sound too much alike. The most helpful site in this endeavor has turned out to be thinkbabynames.com. They not only list the names and the meanings but also variations in spelling and names that sound similar. It was extremely helpful when you don’t have a very good idea of what you’re looking for and need some inspiration.