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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Meaning: (Anniversary Celebration, Joy, Celebration, The year following each cycle of seven 7-year periods, counting from Israel’s entry into the Promised Land. The Hebrew word yoh·vel′ (or, yo·vel′) means “ram’s horn,” and this refers to the sounding of a ram’s horn during that 50th year to proclaim liberty throughout the land.—Le 25:9, 10, ftn; see HORN.
Starting with the time of entering the Promised Land, the nation of Israel was to count six years during which time the land was sown, cultivated, and harvested; but the seventh year was to be a sabbath year, during which the land must lie fallow. In the seventh year no sowing or pruning could be done. Even the growth from kernels of grain spilled during the harvest of the previous year could not be reaped, and grapes were not to be gathered from the unpruned vines. Grain and fruit that grew of itself would be available to the owner, his slaves, hired laborers, alien residents, and the poor. Domestic animals and wild beasts also were allowed to eat of it. (Le 25:2-7; Ex 23:10, 11) Seven of these seven-year periods (7 × 7 = 49) were to be counted, and the following year, the 50th, was to be a Jubilee year.
The Jubilee shared features of the sabbatical year. The land again had complete rest. The same regulations applied to the produce of the land. (Le 25:8-12) This meant that the produce of the 48th year of each 50-year cycle would be the primary source of food for that year and for a little over two years following, until the harvest of the 51st, or the year after the Jubilee. Jehovah’s special blessing on the sixth year resulted in a crop yield sufficient to furnish food through the Sabbath year. (Le 25:20-22) Similarly, God provided a bountiful and sufficient harvest in the 48th year to supply the nation through the Sabbath year, the Jubilee that followed, and the next year until harvest time, if the Jews kept his Law.
The Jubilee was in a sense an entire year of festival, a year of liberty. The keeping of it would demonstrate Israel’s faith in their God Jehovah and would be a time of thanksgiving and happiness in his provisions. *from Insight, Volume 2, 1988, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses*)
Origin: (Hebrew, Biblical)
Pronunciation: (JOOB-uh-lee, joo-buh-lee)
Gender: Female
A few years ago I saw that the Duggers 19 Kids and Counting were to have the 20th baby but it died and they named it Jubilee. At the time I was not too interested in the name Jubilee, even now I am not sure I like it on real people. But a few weeks ago when reading my bible I read about the Jubilee year. So it brought the name into my head more. I do think it would make an interesting character name. I mean there are other names like Mercy, Felicity, Prudence, Harmony, Serenity *See Harmony, Serenity, Prudence, Felicity, and Mercy on list of posts* that are like words used as names over time. I think it is pretty and has good strong meanings.

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