Monday, April 22, 2013


A frequent question kids ask me is: how do you come up with your character names? I have fun with symbolism, metaphor, and connotation. The girl whose sisters tell her she is a chicken? Henrietta in The Chicken of the Family. The brothers who like to invent fun? Wilbur and Orville Riot from my Riot Brothers series.

Have fun using literary elements to create fictional character names for the following characters. There is no right or wrong. Examples are given for the first four.

A race car driver: Lefty Turner
A bus driver: Miles A. Head
A barber: Harry Shears
A smart guy: Noah Lott
A nurse:
A horse trainer:
A teacher:
A dancer:
An athlete:
An annoying brat:
A dentist:

Share ideas and be as creative as possible. You could use these characters in stories or poems.

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