Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.

Friday, April 19, 2013


Meaning: (Pierces the Valley, A British aristocratic surname derived from Persius, a Latin version of a name used among the ancient Gauls. Persius possibly means "to penetrate the hedge" as reference to an effective hunter, in Old French. Short form of Percival. This name derives from the Olde French "percer" to pierce or breach and "haie" a hedge or enclosure and was originally given to a soldier, possibly in North France, remembered for his breach of a fortification. The name was brought to England by the Normans in 1066 and is first recorded in the Domesday Book. The name was anglicized as Pearcey, Pearcy, Piercey and Piercy. One, William de Percy (1030-1096) who accompanied William the Conqueror founded a leading Northumbrian family from whom Sir Henry Percy (1364-1403) , known as Harry Hotspur, was descended. He helped place Henry 1V on the throne but later revolted and was killed. A family branch spelling their name Piercy established themselves at Malton in North Yorkshire c.1500 The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Percehai which was dated 1086, in the "Domesday Book of Berkshire" during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror" 1066 - 1087 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Author Walker Percy; poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822.) An English romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias'.)

Origin: (English, Greek, Latin, Norman)

Pronunciation: (PER-see, PUR-see)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was watching Chelsea Lately and she had this animal expert guy on and he brought a baby alpaca on whose name was Percy. I have seen and heard this name before, most notably from the Percy Jackson young adult novel series. It’s a nice name with nice strong meanings. It is old fashioned but still cute for the modern era. It can be used in many different genres.

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I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.

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