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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Meaning: (Grow Weak; Fall Sick, One of the daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. Mahlah and her sisters requested their father’s inheritance, since he had no sons but only five daughters. Moses inquired of Jehovah, who ruled that the daughters of Zelophehad should receive it. (Nu 26:28-33; 27:1-11) A subsequent order of Jehovah through Moses required Mahlah and the other daughters of Zelophehad to marry within the tribe of Manasseh, to prevent the inheritance from passing to another tribe. Accordingly, Mahlah and her sisters “became the wives of the sons of their father’s brothers.” (Nu 36:1-6, 10-12) This judicial decision established a precedent as to inheritance. (Nu 36:7-9) They later presented themselves before Eleazar the priest and Joshua, cited Jehovah’s command, and were given “an inheritance in the midst of the brothers of their father.”—Jos 17:3, 4.)

Origin: (Biblical, Hebrew)

Pronunciation: (MAH-luh, MAH-la, MAY-la, MAALah, MEYLah)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was reading my Watchtower a few weeks ago and I read about the daughters of Zelophehad. I love some of his daughter’s names. So I decided to add them here. Mahlah is really kind of pretty. The meanings aren’t that great but the history of this name in the instances of Zelophehad’s daughters is really nice. With such a long history it could be used in just about any era.


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