Naming my characters. . . I hate having to pick through name directories, I really do. . .And unless I really need for a character’s name to mean something specific I don’t do it because I end up in name overload.
I’ve come up with a handy way to deal with the naming issue. . I type in the first word that comes to mind in google, something totally random. Sometimes I choose whatever I lay my eyes on in the house (Baby-stroller was one I used recently) and then just page through all the google hits until something stands out at me. . . Sorta a strange way to do it, but it works for me. I usually find something on the first word, but occasionally I have to pick another if nothing suits the character.
How do you name your characters?