I would say this is the last of Amanda Tero’s Great Three Month blog tour, but she is has a tour planned for the end of this month as well.
About the Tour
In anticipation of the release of “Protecting the Poor” (book three in the Tales of Faith series), Amanda is guest posting or being featured on over a dozen blogs each month. Each post is unique to the blog—an inspirational post, an article on the writing craft, an excerpt from one of the Tales of Faith books… you’ll just have to visit each blog to see what comes up. 😉 Amanda will link to each blog on With a Joyful Noise, so check in every week and see what blogs have a special Tales of Faith feature!
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Historical Names – or Not
You ever have that perfect idea for a post and then you find yourself scrambling to find the “try, try again” method? I have some really cool names in “Protecting the Poor” (I can’t take the credit—I got most of them from this website—you can read more about how I chose names and why here).
Dumphey, Betin, Stephan, Arther, Patey, Dickie, Noel, Feroci, Barat, Lydda, Zuzene… many of these aren’t exactly the names you hear parents name their kids today (well, I don’t know—some names I hear today make me wonder… ;)).
My original plan was to find the origins of each of these names and share some history, but apparently I chose a lot of outlandish names with very little data on them. Then, I thought I’d just define all the names. So apparently I chose outlandish and obscure names with like… no data on them.
Ah, yes, there is a lot of leeway I took under the guise of “fantasy historical fiction.” If this was an actual historical work, I’d have taken a lot more care to make sure I had data on these names.
I was able to find definitions for these names:
Noel – Born on Christmas Day
Stephan – Crown
Arther – Closest found: Arthur – Bear
Dickie – Closest found: Dick – Diminutive form of Richard
Barat – Closest found: Barrett – trader
Lydda – Closest found: Lida – people’s favor
The names that I couldn’t trace a definition for were…
So, play along with me. Instead of looking back to history, let’s create some history of our own, shall we? I’ll give you one quote from each of these characters, and I want you to define their names for me.
What do you think these names should mean?
Feel free to check out my previous two posts. An Interview. An Inspirational Post.