I always try to find names that were unique and uncommon. I kinda started to make my own names because I thought it would be fun, and it will be interesting to name some of my characters in a new way. Is there a better way of doing this to make it sound more natural? I remember looking up the "made-up" names that creators made-up. Here's a couple of examples and the link: 17 Baby Names You Didn't Know Were Totally Made Up Wendy. Wendy looks like a nickname, and may have occasionally been used as one. But we know it today entirely via Peter Pan. Author J.M. Barrie named his Wendy after a childhood nickname "fwendy-wendy" ("friend"). Cedric. Sir Walter Scott created this name in 1820 for the father of Ivanhoe. He was probably thinking of the actual Saxon name Cerdic. Close enough. Miranda. Shakespeare took his name-building seriously. The name of The Tempest's heroine tells you she's an object of admiration: Miranda is Latin for admirable, or "to be marvelled at." Vanessa. If you want an 18th-century Renesmee, here's the name for you. Jonathan Swift wrote the poem "Cadenus and Vanessa" for a woman named Esther Vanhomrigh, and constructed the heroine's name out of bits of Vanhomrigh's first and last. Coraline. Coraline is the title character of Neil Gaiman's creepy 2002 children's novel, which became a creepily beloved animated film. The name's origin was a simple mistake: Gaiman mistyped Caroline and like the result. Hundreds of girls now receive the name every year. Evangeline. The poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's greatest popular success. If the heroine's name sounds like a saintly French classic, tip your cap to Longfellow. Amanda. 17th-century writers took a page from Shakespeare's folios, building this name from the Latin for "lovable" on the model of the Bard's creation Miranda. Playwright Colley Cibber is usually given the credit. Some names I came up with: Vonallira- hopeful dreamer Origin: Latin for hope: Votum Spanish for dreamer: Sonador Arabic for dreamer: Halim Rettmon- Goofy world Origin: Latin for goofy: Retunsus French for world: Monde I sorta mixed up the different translations to come up with these names.