How do you come up with your character names? Is it something you just innately know or do you struggle with it? Mine seems to be half and half. Some are just a given - Lexi and Cam. Others take much time, consideration, and several find-and-replace-tool uses in Microsoft Word - Gwen, Aislynn and Aidan.
Some of my characters are from another planet, so I made up strange but still semi-pronouncable names for them - Torgan, Aya, Sarai, Kellin.
So I wanted to play a little game today. Where/How do you get your names and what do they mean? Parents.com has a cool little search tool where you can look up name meanings.
Here are a few of mine that I found intriguing. Keep in mind, I looked none of these up before using them.
Lexi - means Defender/Protector (how awesome is that for a heroine? eek!)
Cam - means Crooked Nose--I'm sure I can find some way to make that fit. ;)
Gwen - means Blessed--the most optimistic character, perfect.
Lincoln - means Lake Colony...yeah, I don't know how this fits...but I just love the name, so I don't care :P
Just for kicks, I'm going to check some of the weird alien names. :P
Torgan, Aya, Kellin & Metus - nothing
Sarai - means Princess in Hebrew... fascinating!
For those Insomnia fans out there...
Parker - means Keeper of the Park, LOL
Mia - means Admirable
Andy - means Manly, hahaha--honestly, my Andy would get a kick out of that.
Anyway, this was way too much fun for me... tell me about your character names and their meanings! :)