As an Autor, I feel it's my duty to name my characters in a way that not only describes their personality- but sets them in a place where they can truly be defined by their title. Out of every book I've wrote, I can honestly say that each of my characters' names have a meaning behind them. Most are named with root words or folkloric meaning. For instance, a character in one of my books was an avid Christian. I, myself, am not Christian- but I wanted the character to have a religious name. With that being said I wanted a name that would define him. So I didn't just pick any name from the Bible. Rather I did my research, ultimately choosing 'Joseph', which to many Christians means 'helper', 'loyal follower', and 'husband'- all of which fully described my character. In a different story I named a child 'Dawn'- meaning a new beginning. It related to the story in the fact that when she was born things in the family's life began to turn in a different direction. Do you research your names and try to have meaning behind your character's titles? If so, what techniques do you use to find 'the right' name?