Character Names

Welcome all writers! If you’re in the process of naming fictional characters, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our 10 Tips for Choosing Character Names, as well as our library of articles analyzing character names from literary and pop culture, for your inspiration.

Need professional name consulting for your project? We can help with that, too. Whatever you’re writing, be aware that the personal names in your work is the first impression your audience has of your characters and their place in your created universe.

Latest Articles

Names from Bridgerton

Dearest BabyNamers, This author finds themselves compelled to share the delightful monikers of the Bridgerton television universe. After becoming immensely popular when the show first released in 2020, the third season is now... READ MORE

Names from Succession

Succession is one of the biggest hits of HBO Max since, well, probably The Sopranos. In fact, there are many similarities in the two series: Succession is a drama about a family-based business... READ MORE

Character Naming Tips

If you’re a writer, one of the first and most exciting things you’ll do is name your cast of characters. You’d think it would be like naming your imaginary friends as a kid,... READ MORE

Star Trek Names

It’s not unusual to look up into the sky for inspiration when it comes to searching for the perfect name. After all, many parents feel babies are heaven-sent. From Sunny, Moon and Star... READ MORE

The Americans / The Catch

The Americans (FX) and The Catch (ABC) have both violated character naming rule #1 – Make the Name Age Appropriate. In the FX period series The Americans, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings have two... READ MORE

Names from SUITS

I’m a huge fan of the show, huge fan. And because I’m a name-o-phile, the unusual character naming convention on SUITS (USA Network) did not elude me. As a lay person, you may... READ MORE