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: (Two Camps, A site E of the Jordan where Jacob, after parting from Laban, encountered a company of angels. Jacob then called the place “Mahanaim.” (Ge 32:1, 2) The meaning of the name (“Two Camps”) may allude to “the camp of God,” as represented by his angels, and to the camp of Jacob. Apparently sometime later a city was built on the site. In the 15th century B.C.E., this city was first assigned to the Gadites and then to the Levite Merarites.—Jos 13:24, 26; 21:34, 38. *information taken from Insight Book Volume 2 Published by Jehovah’s Witnesses*)

Origin: (Hebrew, Biblical)

Pronunciation: (MAHHHAHNEYihM)

Gender: Male

I was reading my bible a few weeks ago and came across this name. It is one of those biblical names I kind of really like but am not sure how it could used on a character as it’s not exactly a breeze to say and having to write it over and over would be a pain for an author. Plus seeing it written could be a pain for the reader as it will slow up the story having to say the name but if maybe it were given a nickname or something it may make it easier.

The meaning is decent and the long history of use is great for it can be used in pretty much any era. I think this name is just waiting for the right author and character to come along to make it really great in a story, well great in a book besides the Bible.

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