How do you pick your character names? I just throw in something that suits the gender and age when I write the first draft, I've even named one MC. But as I get to really know the character I can decide who they are. I also like names that relate to the character's activities.
My girl detective in the DOG SHOW DETECTIVE series is called Kitty Walker - I got that from playing with lots of dog-related words.
The Paleontologist in DIGGING UP DEATH became Dusty Fields.
In my yr 7 class last year, one kid kept going on and on about some bloke his family knew called Kev. Kev was apparently a bit of a legend who starts every trend in the neighbourhood. I knew Zane's goofy best friend in MY ZOMBIE DOG had to be a Kev. Kev is now earning his own book.
I love that moment when you find just the right name for your character. How did you find yours?