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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