Welcome authors and screenwriters! 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, and our library of articles discussing character names from literary and pop culture, for your inspiration.
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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
Names from Bridgerton
Dearest Neighbors, This author finds themselves compelled to share the delightful monikers of the Bridgerton television universe. 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
Naming Fictional Characters – The Baby Names Podcast
Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com and author of four novels, discusses best practices in naming fictional characters, from historical to contemporary to futuristic! Also Mallory and Jennifer reveal current celebrity baby news and... 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