Naming characters can be a problem especially when your not sure how and where to find names. Well, I keep a file with interesting names and places for future use and it sure comes in handy. You can even use old maps and combine names.
Case in point, I needed a name for a fictional fishing village in 453 A.D., So i looked up old maps of that date and combined a couple names and cam up with Punta Antiun.
- Street signs
- License plates
- Newspaper articles
- Historical figures
- Other languages than your own