Sunday, February 17, 2008

Name Resources ~ Choosing the Right Name for your Character

I use these tools to find popular names of characters from other countries.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_popular_given_names

This one is great because it lets you search by year.
baby names & more: http://www.familyberry.com/babynames/index.cfm?q=0796D860AFC7DEB0D039016798806DB1&content=baby%20names

Lets you choose any year for US names.
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

Celebrity Baby Names
http://www.babynames.com/Names/Celebrities/celebrity_babies.php

This one is great because it includes world names (you can search by country) and gives the meaning of a name as well.
http://www.popularbabynames.com/

1 comment:

Eric said...

Excellent resources!

Thank you for finding, collecting,and sharing these practical tools to improve our screenplays.