The Quick and Dirty Guide to Coming Up With The Perfect Character Name

Column by Emmanuel Nataf January 27, 2022
There’s a lot that goes into naming a character. I’ve narrowed it down to the top five factors you should consider.

What's In A Name?

Column by Christopher Shultz January 22, 2014
What's your process for naming characters? Is it research-heavy and involved, or do you just trust your guts? Here are some resources and thoughts on either approach.
Literary Characters' First-Draft Names

A Rose By Any Other Name: Literary Characters' First-Draft Names

News by Dave Reuss July 12, 2012
Here's a look at alternate (and much worse) names for famous characters.