in the process of writing a short fantasy novel i came up with a few names. my hero was called Agaue - pronounced - Ag-ow - he is a huge giant like man with solid muscle, ex military high commander, typical hard nut. and a kind of sub hero was called Pagn - Pa-gun - a small girl with dark skin, red tinted eyes and the unknown ability to control the undead. problem is after a little research/thought Agaue is apparently a woman's name pronounced ag-a-way and Pagn is the Philadelphia Anti-graffiti network iv gone through a few names and have finally got to the point where i bought some baby name books. Just wondering how do you come up with the name of your characters, do you research the names before you finalize?