Index of names-related posts

These are all my names-related posts, both writing-related advice and my long-running “A Primer on _____________ Names” series. When I’ve finally completed this series, I’ll be releasing it in book form, and expanding each section with more names, historical background, linguistic information, and commentary.

Accidental names
Anachronistic Russian names

Do these characters need new names?

Express Yourself meme (How Boy Ryan became David Ryan)

Have you ever renamed your characters?
How to avoid or minimize duplicate names with an ensemble cast

The importance of character names

Know the naming conventions of the culture you’re writing about

Lucy Stoners in your writing

More on onomastic accuracy

Name-changing
Name popularity charts should be a writer’s best friend
Naming my characters
Nicknames in your writing

A Primer on Albanian Names
A Primer on Belarusian Names
A Primer on Bosnian Names
A Primer on Breton Names
A Primer on Bulgarian Names
A Primer on Chechen Names
A Primer on Czech Names
A Primer on Danish Names
A Primer on Dutch Names
A Primer on English Names
A Primer on Esperanto Names
A Primer on Estonian Names
A Primer on Finnish Names
A Primer on French Names
A Primer on Gascon Names
A Primer on Georgian Names
A Primer on German Names
A Primer on Hawaiian Names
A Primer on Hebraizing Names
A Primer on Hebrew Names
A Primer on Hungarian Names
A Primer on Icelandic Names
A Primer on Indian Names
A Primer on Irish Names
A Primer on Jèrriais Names
A Primer on Kazakh Names
A Primer on Kyrgyz Names
A Primer on Latvian Names
A Primer on Medieval Slavic Names
A Primer on Norwegian Names
A Primer on Occitan Names
A Primer on Persian Names
A Primer on Polish Names
A Primer on Portuguese Names
A Primer on Provençal Names
A Primer on Romanian Names
A Primer on Russian Names
A Primer on Scottish Names
A Primer on Serbian Names
A Primer on Slovakian Names
A Primer on Slovenian Names
A Primer on Spanish Names
A Primer on Swahili Names
A Primer on Swedish Names
A Primer on Tajik Names
A Primer on Tatar Names
A Primer on Turkmeni Names
A Primer on Ukrainian Names
A Primer on Uzbek Names
A Primer on Virtue Names
A Primer on Welsh Names
A Primer on Yiddish Names

Renaming characters revisited

Some solutions to the Western names dilemma
Sweet Saturday Samples (“A New Year Full of Hope”)

They’re all renamed

Urban legend names

When to change a character’s name

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