Choosing names for characters is one of the most fun things a writer has to do. Sometimes you choose a name that conveys the essence of a character (I remember reading an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest contender wherein the heroine had the awesome name Peril).
In my “Junior Justice of the Peace Chronicles” short story series, the two main characters are Henry and Richard. The name choices are tied to the time period; Henry VII defeated Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field, and Henry is King of England at the time the stories take place. I’m hoping to tie in the personalities of the boys to their kingly namesakes.
So how do you choose names for your characters?