Hi everybody, I'm new to these forums, I joined because I'm kind of at my wits end. I got two stories on the go right now, and I'm stuck on a minor detail with both of them, and it's DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!! First off, let me tell you about how I usually name the characters I create. I don't know about you guys, but I can't just slap any old name on a character, it has to have some kind of meaning toward it. An example would be: I wrote a horror/mystery story once, and the main character was a werewolf. His name was Peter, for "Peter and the Wolf" . And I love this character, in my mind, because I named him that, I have two distinct characters (Peter, and the Wolf). Anyways, if you hadn't guessed from the above paragraph, I'm having trouble naming a character. This story takes place far into the future, it's kind of a post apocolyptic-survival story. And I don't know what to call this guy at all. In my mind, I've just been calling him "Joe", but that seems... empty to me (if that makes sense). My second problem comes from another story I'm working on. This one is a sce-fi story about life on a generation-spaceship. The ship has been away from Earth for almost a thousand years now, they don't know know if Earth is even still there, but the crew members are trying to fufill the mission the ship was originally sent on. The main character is a little boy aboard this ship (I don't have a name for him, but I feel it's not important right now). What I need is a name for the ship. I want it to mean something too. I looked at greek mythology and stuff... I'm trying to find a name that implies it will never return... Anyways, this stuff is really bothering me, and I find it hard to move on in a story when something like this is on my mind. Suggestions?