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Character Naming for #NaNoWriMo : A Resource Guide

character naming resource guide for #nanowrimoWhat are you naming your characters?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, you may want to check out my Character Naming Resource Guide:

http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/character-naming-resource-guide

I gathered all these resources together to save writers time. The guide includes:

  • Links to handy websites
  • The best name books
  • Character naming advice
  • Character name quizzes on each page

Let me know what you name your characters and why. Good luck, writers!

Happy naming ♥ Amanda

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Name Advice

Stuck In the Middle: 16 Ways to Pick the Perfect Middle Name for Your Baby | iVillage.ca

Middle Name AdviceDo you have questions about middle names? One of my LetterLuxe customers came across this article where I gave some advice to people who needed help with middle names.

Stuck In the Middle: 16 Ways to Pick the Perfect Middle Name for Your Baby

Source: Stuck In the Middle: 16 Ways to Pick the Perfect Middle Name for Your Baby | iVillage.ca

What do you think about middle names? I’d love to hear.

Happy naming ♥ Amanda

Name Trivia

Happy Potter Name Trivia (aka J. K. Rowling is a Genius)

Did you know that Harry Potter’s owl, Hedwig, was named after St. Hedwig, the patron saint of orphaned children? Did you know that Sirius Black was named after the “Dog star” Sirius? His animagus is a dog, naturally. What about Professor McGonagall? Her first name is Minerva and Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom.

J. K. Rowling put careful thought into *everything* when writing these books, even the character names. That’s why we all fell in love with her stories.

If you like name trivia and happen to be a Harry Potter fan, here’s a great BuzzFeed article that talks about some of the clever naming tricks J. K. Rowling used in the books.

What’s your favorite Harry Potter name? I think mine is Hermione.

Happy naming ♥ Amanda