With particular regard to the genre of fantasy, how do authors come up with character names? Do they just randomly stick a few phonemes together until they fiind something that sounds good, or is there any kind of methodology? Are there any kind of general rules to follow when creating character names? I'm currently trying to write something in fantasy and I'm looking for ideas on how to formulate character names. By the way, greetings everyone, this is my first post here. Edit: I'm wondering the same thing about names of cities, locatione, etc. as well.