choose a damn name

Grumpy McGrumpface

Google all your characters' names

To avoid unfortunate implications by naming them after a criminal, historical figure, political figure, or someone otherwise famous/influential.

To see if there’s already a famous character with that name

Look into the meaning behind the names. There’s some potentially juicy stuff to be had here. 

When you make up names, see if it’s not a real name somewhere. You might not even realize it. Damn your subconscious. 

It’s especially important when you choose names from cultures/countries/naming traditions you are not familiar with. You want to get it right, but also check for the above.

What are your reasons? Anything else?

— Matt