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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Meaning: (Pearl, She Who Reigns Over the Earth, Variant of Greta, Pet form of Margaret.)

Origin: (Norwegian, Old Greek, German)

Pronunciation: (GREHTHAHL)

Gender: Female

I was reading a yearbook published by Jehovah’s Witnesses and it had an example about a person named Grethel. I love the name a lot really. It looks a bit unique to me but it’s really just similar to Gretel just with an H in it. As usual this is a name that is a pet form of another name and the two names to me look nothing alike, lol.

The meanings are lovely, though She Who Reigns Over the Earth I am not sure is an actual meaning. I went to a website for baby names that I usually don’t go to and this I assumed was the meaning. Though when I searched my own name it said my name meant The Queen of Beauty and my name doesn’t at all mean that. So I am not sure the meaning She Who Reigns Over the Earth is the actual meaning of Grethel, though I thought it was so beautiful I added it. If you want the really authentic meaning than Pearl is it, which is lovely and beautiful on its own.

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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.

Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.

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