Character Names

by Michelle Hurst
24th January 2022

Do you find it difficult to name your characters so that they feel real? I find it hard sometimes to find a name to suit my characters and would spend time trying to find the right name to suit my characters. What is your process for naming characters?

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It is amazing

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I keep a list. Whenever I come across an interesting or unusual name I add it, and it's surprising how often you can make up something suitable from that. I have one baddie who's named partly for a Dickensian character and partly for a convicted child molester, which seemed to suit pretty well :)

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25/01/2022

Oh I like that idea, I do the same for names of places, should have thought to do it for character names too. I came across a place name while on holiday last year, Tattyknuckle Road, and thought that was awesome!

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