Sometimes you just can’t find the right name and even with all the lists of names it still isn’t there. Or maybe you have a minor character that needs a name and you aren’t too concerned with what that name is so long as you don’t have Jon, John, Johnny and Jonathan all in your story.
There are a lot of choices out there, but one way to go is with Random Name Generators. Each ones has its own approach to how they handle finding names for you to use, but as a whole, they will give you at least one name, some times a full name or a company name and maybe even a lot more. It might just be the perfect way to find a name for that pesky character who has been avoiding your questions about what their name is. And even if it’s not, it still can be a pretty fun activity to see what you come up with. After all, you don’t want to keep their name as John Doe, do you?
Nothing says you have to use the names that you find either. Maybe you are looking for a certain vibe and the ones that pop up just don’t do it. Or maybe you already have a character with a name too similar to the one they come up with and realize that might cause problems in the future that you don’t want. It’s an easy enough thing to just say no or to hit the randomize button, again, and see if the next one is a better fit. Do you have a favorite random name generator?