Hi there, this is my first post! I'm in the planning stages of writing a Detective story, which is set in 2089 London. The basic premise is that my protagonist, who is around 23, has taken over his father's detective agency after he went missing, he has been doing it for a couple of years. The story opens with him on his way to meet someone who sent him a letter asking to meet, to find that this person has apparently committed suicide, which will open up to a bigger plot, revolving around a notepad he finds in the person's apartment containing the symbol Ψ scrawled in it, and the words Neptune etc. Although he has been doing it for a couple of years, he is barely making money, and is still green in the detective field. Basically, My question is: What should I name him? I'm trying to get something that rolls off the tongue, but isn't too cliché. I've written down a couple of names, but I'm hoping to get a few more ideas. I'm hoping to include his missing father into the plot, so If anyone has any ideas for a name for his father as well, that could be helpful... Here are a few of my ideas so far: Tanner Frost Jack Petty Timothy Butler Wallace Harper Eddie Fordham Harry Connors Thoughts? Any ideas or tips for naming characters in general would be appreciated. I've got a few characters mapped out, but i'm terrible at naming them, so any rules of thumb would be appreciated. EDIT: I should probably give a physical description; he's a white male, early 20s, brown, messy hair. Lives in a poor area, and is quite streetwise. In my head, he's a little like Han Solo if he was more naive, he's a smartass, but he's got a heart of gold, often taking jobs to help people, which adds to his lack of money.