That’s the question, isn’t it? Giving names to your characters can be difficult. Fortunately, there is a great tool to generate names: Random name generator. The tool creates character names based on the database of the US Census. Common, average or rare names are all generated randomly by the tool.
Some character names have already found themselves to my next novel. Just to name a few:
- Jeffery Gibson
- Lisa Jensen
- Ellen Lyons
- Karl Thornton
The tool generates ten or more names at a time and I pick the name that suits the character I have in mind. For example, Jeffery Gibson is commander of a navy frigate. And Lisa Jensen is his first officer. Thornton and Lyons are marines that are stationed in the frigate commanded by Gibson.