We are getting near our series on pseudonyms. We will end off the the one that is far and above the best, the Fake Name Generator.
It generates legitimate names, along with real addresses, phone numbers, and occupations. It lets you specify gender and culture.
And, if you didn’t find anything you liked in last week’s list, here are some more you can try:
Masterpiece Pen Name Generator, Fantasy Name Generator, Reedsy’s Pen Name Generator. And, you can use the anagram tool to create a plethora of names out of the letters in your real name.
Let’s try some names generated from my name, Brenda Poulos:
Paul Boone; Raul Bendos; Brad Enos; and Lupe DanBoor. (It took twenty minutes for me to come up with these on my own. And, not very good ones at that.) Trying the generator tools is faster, easier, and the names are much better!
Next week, we will learn how to properly copyright and use a pen name!
Want to create a pen name, but don’t feel particularly creative?
Check out these name generators:
Reedsy’s Pen Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
Masterpiece Pen Name Generator
Fake Name Generator (this one will create a fake address, phone number, occupation, credit card number, and even supporting persona backstory…)
And, if you really want to customize by creating a name with hidden meanings, try:
Igne’s Anagram Generator
These are lots of fun to play around with!
Look for my blog next week, when I share more fun facts about Pen Names!