There are few things more frustrating than trying to come up with a clever, original name for a character in a story or movie. And even fewer things are more aggravating than when the character’s actual name is something as mundane as Jane Smith or John Doe. Naming your characters can be a daunting task if you’re not sure where to start. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are six handy tips to help you name your characters without going crazy. I’d like to note in advance that none of these are groundbreaking, we all just hit a dead end on occasion and I’d like to offer some options that could help out.
When it comes to naming characters in your novel, there’s no one right answer. After all, the names are only props to help you create a vivid and engaging story.