Does anyone have a particular process for naming characters? Why do you choose the names you do? Depending on the time period, setting, etc. I'll look up appropriate names on websites like Behind the Name. I'll usually pick a name from a list, but sometimes- depending on the setting/genre- I'll just use a name that 'feels' right. As I mentioned in the historical pet peeves thread, few things annoy me more than historical characters with anachronistic names. Personally speaking, I find nothing wrong with names that say something about who your character is. However, overly-symbolic names are something that get under my skin. (ie, giving a heroic character a name that means 'angel'.)

I'm so glad naming websites exist. They've made that aspect of the writing process- at least, in my case- so much easier.