Naming Conventions

Naming conventions can be a powerful tool for writers to create immersive and memorable worlds and characters for their readers.

Using common names with slight variations or alterations to create a sense of familiarity and difference (e.g., Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin).

Using names derived from real-world languages or mythologies to evoke a specific culture or tradition (e.g., Gandalf, Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien).

Using names that have a hidden meaning or significance that relates to the character’s role or destiny (e.g., Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling).

Using names that are descriptive of the character’s appearance, personality, or abilities (e.g., Sparrowhawk/Ged from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin).

Using names that are unique or invented to create a sense of originality and creativity (e.g., Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin).

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