Sunday, May 17, 2009

Character Details

While working on character sketches for my hero and heroine, I ran across an interesting site I thought would be useful to those of us who are authors and something fun for the non-author in us.

Now I'll warn you - this info is not Godly info. It's about numerology and the stars. It does mention meanings of names in Hebrew, Latin, Irish, and others. But when you plug in your birthday it gives you numbers and what they mean and the same goes when you put your name in.

Again, use this for fun. And for your characters because it gives so many strengths and weaknesses based on the person's name and birthday. Most character charts ask for the character's birthday. I think it helps make the character more real to us.

I thought I would share some of the results I received when I did my name search. I had to edit it, though because it gives you so much info! Oh, here's the website:

And here are my results:
Name: CHRISTY - There are 7 letters in your name.
Those 7 letters total to 39
There are 1 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

Scottish Female Abbreviation of Christine. Follower of Christ.
Latin Female Diminutive of Christahel, meaning beautiful Christian, from 'Christus' meaning Christ and 'bella' meaning beautiful. Also a variant of Christiana, meaning Follower of Christ.
Irish Female Abbreviation of Christine. Follower of Christ.
Greek Female Feminine form of Christopher: From the Greek word meaning 'carrier of Christ', Famous bearer: St Christopher, patron Saint of travellers, is believed to have carried the Christ-child across a river.
English Male Diminutives of any masculine or feminine name beginning with Christ-, for example Christahel, Christian, or Christopher.
English Female Diminutives of any masculine or feminine name beginning with Christ-, for example Christahel, Christian, or Christopher. Variant of Christiana. Follower of Christ.

Your number is: 3

The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.

The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.

Your Soul Urge number is: 9

A Soul Urge number of 9 means:
With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.

You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.

As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 3

An Inner Dream number of 3 means:
You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.


That was long, wasn't it? Sorry about that, but I wanted you to see all the available tools for us authors if we want to use this to form our characters.

And for the fun aspect of it, I was especially thrilled to see that based on my name or my number or whatever, that writing & other forms of expression are things I should be good at, at least all my time at the keyboard isn't wasted ;)

So have fun. Utilize this for your characters and see what your name and your birth date tells about you. I didn't do the birth date here. This is what you receive for the NAME only.

Enjoy your Sunday, your character development and keep reading and writing!


  1. How fun, Christy! And it fit you well!! :)

    I think I did that for my name once. I'll have to try again.


  2. If you try it, post it back here! It'd be fun to see how our names or birthdates are similar to how we really are!