I have a thick book of baby names from around the world. I'll choose one then change it a little to suit what I think I want from my character. I also keep a written list of names that I come up with that I can use for later. In The Dragonglass Bowl, I used names of my nephews and changed them a little. I have had people ask me to use their names for characters in the book, so with their permission, I did so, all with a twist. Some names have a meaning that ties in with the language of the world. But I have to say that baby name book helps a great deal as it includes names from around the world.