Naming Characters

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Do you struggle when it comes to naming your characters.  I do.  Well, to be more correct, I did.

This is just a quick post to share my new favourite Scrivener tool.

 The Name Generator

Check it  out.  You can select gender, country of origin, obscurity levels and even ask for a double barrelled last name.  You can select one name, or it can generate 500!  So great.

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Click image to play demo…

I used to use baby name websites – but the problem with that is the names coming up now are not the names used 40 years ago when my characters were born – Tricky – So I would search, ‘Popular boys names in 1973‘ and I only get the top ten!  What can I do with ten?


by Meg

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3 thoughts on “Naming Characters

  1. Matthew says:

    I tend to struggle with names that are from foreign countries. I never want to sound like an ignorant fool and give my characters a stereotypical name – But I also find it hard to interpret information in a foreign country. This tool looks like it will be so great in terms of my characters heritage and family backgrounds. thanks.

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