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, May 9, 2014


Meaning: (Flowing, An Old Fire, A Fire of Bel, Bel was a deity in the pre-Christian pantheon, Ashbel was a son of Benjamin, listed third at Genesis 46:21, but second at 1 Chronicles 8:1. In 1728 B.C.E. he came into Egypt with Jacob’s family. He appears to be called Jediael at 1 Chronicles 7:6, 10. The Ashbelites, his descendants, were registered in the census taken on the desert plains of Moab about 1473 B.C.E.—Nu 26:38.)

Origin: (Hebrew, English, Biblical)

Pronunciation: (AESHBehL, ASH-bell)

Gender: Female, possibly Uni-Sex

I was reading my bible and I saw this name. I really prefer the biblical usage rather than the pre-Christian deity usage. The meanings are strong and I could see this being more a feminine name now a days rather than the male version of old. I have recently used this as the name of a mountain range in the current novel I am writing. With such a long Biblical Christian and pre-Christian history this name could fit in just about any era though the usage would have been rare if used in the real world so it may fit better in a fantasy novel.

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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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