Monday, April 6, 2009

Name Generators

Having trouble coming up with names for the characters in your story? I've spent hours agonizing over possibilities. I have even been known to take employee listings from work and pick names from the sheet. In fact, in my first book I picked the name of my first victim that way. Later I met the employee and soon started dating him. Needless to say, the victim's name had to change.

There are plenty of other ways. You can scan web pages, news articles and baby books. Ask around. I've posted things on social networks asking for unique names before. You would be amazed at the ideas that come up.

If you are writing a Fantasy or Sci-Fi novel, or even anything in which you want a unique name, use a name generator to help create it. You can combine names that mean something to your character. Here's an example of a name generator website. There's plenty of information on this website that will help you come up with something.

Copyright 2009 Lynn Tincher

1 comment:

  1. I will check out that site!

    Sites for baby names are always good. I've actually used the Bible for many of mine!

    L. Diane Wolfe


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