Names are important in fiction writing. Your character’s name leaves an impression. I.e., “Ralph” is not a romantic hero. “Keshon” is a young Black male. “Shenetra” is a ghetto girl. “Shanna” is a pretty, maybe beautiful woman or girl. “Heather” is a White girl who says “like” a lot.
Some authors use baby naming books. If you’re writing a science fiction or fantasy though, you’ll probably have to make up some names. I like the ones who have obviously put some thought into conveying meaning through names, such as family, rank, nationality etc.
Here is a list of names I have on hand, which may become characters one day.
KARIE, KARRY, CARRIE
DANTÉ, DONTÉ WEBB/PATTERSON
SHERRY, SHARLENE, SHERRY, CHARLENE, CHARLIE
CARLIE, CARLLY, CANDY
WANDA CHERYL, SHIRLY
MERRY, MARY, CANDY, CARLY
CASIE, CASSANDRA, CASS,
SANDY, WEBB PALMER