I was wondering about the names I gave my characters in a fantasy wip (I should clarify. It has: no magic, no bizarre races, or unusual creatures- just a place with a different history- and not necessarily medievalish). They don't strike me as all that bizarre- in fact, I was (sort of) surprised to learn that one was a real name (albeit with a different pronunciation)- but there could also be others that seem similar to real names I'm not even aware of- which isn't something I'm really going for with any of them. So I'd really appreciate the fresh impressions of some people who don't know them as characters. What are your first impressions (physical appearance, though more importantly, personality, etc) of characters with these names? (Accent always falls on the second-to-last syllable, if you care to know- unless otherwise marked, of course). Kelten Calea Elgo Rugen Taják Denek Elonia Tevir Enen Lired Nikar Jorvín You certainly don't need to comment on all of these, I'd just be grateful for whichever ones you pick. Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback!