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, July 19, 2016


Meaning: (Jewel. A purple or violet gemstone. Also 'Against intoxication.' According to ancient Greek superstition an amethyst protected its owner against the effects of strong drink.)

Origin: (Greek, English (Rare))

Pronunciation: (A-mə-thist, AM-ə-thist, go to this link and run your cursor over the name Amethyst to hear how it is said: )

Gender: Female

The real first name of rapper Iggy Azalea, she was born Amethyst Kelly. I hadn’t thought to add this gem name until I saw it was Iggy Azaleas real name and then I started to see it as a name. It goes well with other gem / jewel names, Opal *see on list of posts*, Beryl *see on list of posts*, Emerald or Esmeralda *see on list of posts*, Sapphire *see on list of posts*, Ruby, Pearl, Jade *see on list of posts*, Peridot *see on list of posts*, Olivine *see on list of posts*, Ambra *see on list of posts*, and Carnelian/Cornelian *see on list of posts*.

I think this is an interesting rarely used gem name and I like it for that quality. Also Amethysts are very beautiful gems. I think it would be amazing if the character is named Amethyst upon birth because her eyes are purple to violet like an Amethyst gem. I also like the Greek thought that Amethysts would protect the wearer from the effects of strong drink. All in all I really like this name and would like to see it used a bit more but not so much so that it becomes over used like some gem names.

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