Naming your Characters

This example, tortured though it may be, comes directly from the period when I was working on the the book that became Scandal. The hero of that book is of Welsh descent.

First Round List of Cool Hero Names

Possible Welsh Names:
  • Cadfan
  • CADOC
  • CADWGAWN
  • CAERWYN
  • CARADOC
  • CARADOG
  • EINION
  • ELISUD
  • ENFYS
  • ERCWLFF
  • FOLANT
  • GAWAIN
  • GERAINT
  • GERALLT
  • GETHIN
  • GORONWY
  • GWIL
  • GWILIM
  • GWILLYM
  • GWILYM
  • GWYN
  • HEILYN
  • HYWEL
  • IAGO
  • IANTO
  • IDRIS
  • IDWAL
  • IEFAN
  • IESTYN
  • IEUAN
  • IFAN
  • ILAR
  • ILLTYD
  • IOLO
  • IOLYN
  • IORWERTH
  • ISLWYN
  • LLEW
  • LLEWELLYN
  • LLEWELYN
  • LLYWELLYN
  • LLYWELYN
  • MABON
  • MACSEN
  • MADOC
  • MADOG
  • MEIRION
  • MEURIC
  • MEURIG
  • MIHANGEL
  • MORCANT
  • NEIFION
  • NEIRIN
  • OWAIN
  • RHISIART
  • RHODRI
  • SIARL
  • SIEFFRE
  • SI´RS
  • TALFRYN
  • TALIESIN
  • TRAHERNE
  • TREFOR
  • TREV
  • TREVOR
  • WYN
  • WYNFOR
  • WYNN
  • WYNNE
  • YALE
  • YORATH

The Short List of First Names

  • Trefor
  • Owain
  • Cadwgawn
  • Gwilym
  • Madoc
  • Talfryn

The Short List of Last Names

  • Gyffes
  • Llewellyn
  • And the Winner is. . . .

    Gwilym Madoc Llewellyn.

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