Day 03: How do you come up with character names?
Ooh, this is a good one.
So, I have a few different methods.
The first is, I like to use the names of people I've known or read about. For example, in the Dark Lightning Trilogy, I used a lot of my college friends' names kind of mishmashed together. I think about the kind of people I've known with certain names; sometimes I just need to like how a name sounds.
But I'm also a big believer in using a name dictionary. Even if the name meaning has no bearing on the story, I think it's important to know what it is.
Anna, for example, means "grace or favor."
Davin, incidentally, is listed as meaning "intelligent, shining and beloved," depending on the country of origin.
Do they have a bearing on their characters? You'll just have to read to find out...