I’ve been hard at work during the past three weeks finishing the fourth book in my Enchanted Bookstore Legends series, Staurolite. Creating names for characters is not my favorite part of the writing process. It usually means endless searching instead of writing. Usually, when I create my outline for the book, I create a bank of names that feel right for the particular fantasy world. I consider the sound of names important in world-building.
While in the flow of writing, I dislike stopping my rhythm to search for a name. But there are pesky characters who jump up and demand a bigger role than I had originally allotted, and expect a more unique moniker than one from my preselected bank.
Either way, through the years, I’ve located a few useful websites to help me create fantasy character names. Listed below are my favorites. These sites have helped me name many characters. I especially like the two fantasy name generators and the elvin name generator.
Fantasy Name Generator:
Downloadable Fantasy Name Generator from Fantasy Factor
Elvin Name Generator:
Fairy Names and Meanings:
Celtic Mythology Names:
Celtic Pet Names:
Magic Names for Cats:
Do you have any good sources for fantasy character names to add to my list?