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, April 29, 2015


Meaning: (Beautiful, To Be Fair, Agreeable, Polished, Elegant, In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the midwives who disobeyed the Pharaoh’s order to kill any Hebrew boys they deliver.)

Origin: (Hebrew, Biblical)

Pronunciation: (Shif-ra, Sh-ih-prah)

Gender: Female

A few months ago there was a Watchtower that I was reading about the midwives who spared Hebrew male babies lives at birth which was going against the Pharaoh’s orders. I think the name is unique by English speaker’s standards yet the uniqueness is interesting to me. The meanings are beautiful and all in all I like this name a lot.

The below text is from the book Insight, Volume 2, Published by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The Greek Septuagint reads Sepphora in both Exodus 1:15 and 2:21; the Masoretic text, however, reads Shiphrah and Zipporah respectively. The Aramaic form of the name is Sapphira.

Shiphrah was one of the Hebrew midwives who, together with Puah, was commanded by Pharaoh to kill all the Hebrew male babies immediately at birth. Being a God-fearing woman, however, and having respect for the sanctity of human life (Ge 9:6), she preserved the boy babies alive and was blessed by Jehovah with a family of her own.—Ex 1:15-21.

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