There's plenty of threads about certain character names or lists of them. So I decided to start a thread where we can talk about names, the names of your characters, the reasoning for the name, and even help if you need help naming a new character. Hopefully this will help some people out and maybe cut down the number of name help threads. I find this site to be very valuable: Link So to start us off, I'm currently writing a fantasy piece. Most the characters have Latin names, Cassius, Gaius and so on. However most the last names aren't Latin. Is this a mistake? Should I try and give them Latin last names like Merula or the like? Would this take you out of the book a bit?