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List of Characters

Two Tonnes of Sisu

List of Characters

Sometimes my characters names are not very important, but in this story, they help describe the people. As the characters told me their names, I checked on the meanings. Amazing how perfect they are!

 

Time line: Story starts on November 9th

 

The Humans

Family Members:

Geremy Peter Jokinen – our hero

The name Jeremy means “God will raise up or God will set free.”

Jokinen means “river”

Birthday: March 15th (when the story starts he is 12 years old and in grade 7 of middle school)

Clarence Nathaniel Jakes – hero’s younger half-brother

Clarence means “bright or luminous.”

Jakes means “supplanter” from the Bible story of Jacob and Esau. Jacob tricked his brother, Esau, and took his inheritance.

Birthday: April 27th (when the story starts he is 7 years old and in grade 2)

Perdita Jones – hero’s mother

Perdita is a name invented by Shakespeare for his play, A Winter’s Tale, and means “lost”. Perdita is also a minor satellite of the planet Uranus.

Jones is a very common name meaning son of John.

Hank Jakes – father of Clarence and stepfather to Geremy.

Hank means “ruler of the home”.

Jakes means “supplanter” from the Bible story of Jacob and Esau. Jacob tricked his brother, Esau, and took his inheritance.

Topi Jokinen – Geremy’s birth father

Topi means “hope”.

Maija Aini Itkonen – Geremy’s paternal grandmother (the mother of his father)

Maija means “uncertain”.

 

Other Humans

Bradley Stuart Hamilton – Geremy’s best friend

Birthdate: September 20th (at the start of the story he is 12 years old and in grade 7 of middle school with Geremy)

Wesley Hamilton – Brad’s father

Robert Westchester – school Bully

Colin Lester – Bully’s sidekick

Quinn Planter – Bully’s other sidekick

Mr. Kenmore – school Principal

Ms. Trencher – cooking teacher

Mr. Haskins – math teacher

Karen Goldfield – social worker

Mavis Plumber – psychologist

Laurie Bailey – home nurse

Carrie Bishop – Brad’s friend

Kyle Harriman – youth pastor for George and Martha’s Church

Mary Harriman – his wife

Eero Hölsö – Pastor forFinnishEvangelicalLutheranChurch (almost 80% Finns belong to this denomination)

Seurakuntapastori – parish pastor

Carol Pieter – jewelry instructor

Laura Wellington – Geremy’s friend

Dr. William Foster – family doctor

Brian Newell – boys’ pro bono lawyer

Darlene Bothell – law firm’s office manager

Avery Thompson – law firm’s family law expert

Lois Johannsen – family court judge  

 

 

Alien and Other Life Forms

Aino (pronounced I know) Kulmala – An agent of SPRING who looks like a female tonttu (two-ton). Assigned to Geremy’s case.

Aino means “the only one”

Kulmala means “corner” as in the corner of a home.

Anu (pronounced I knew) Kulmala – Another agent of SPRING and Aino’s husband. Also looks like a tonttu (two-ton). Assigned to Geremy’s case.

Anu means “grace or favor”.

Annikki – An agent of SPRING who looks like a very fluffy black and white, female Persian cat.

Annikki (a version of Anna) means “mercy”.

Kari – An agent of SPRING who looks like a large, powerful orange cat and always has something to say. Annikki’s life mate.

Kari means “Happy or blissful”.

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