I just started a new novel. It's so much fun to draft and explore this world and characters and I'm very excited about it. The only thing is none of my characters have names yet. I know, it's weird. Whenever I come to a place where I need a name I end up writing some sort of identifying information like GHM, which stands for Golden Haired Man, or Young Soldier, or Hired Man.
All these characters have names, they just haven't trusted me with them yet. I know the characters will tell me when they're ready, but I hope they get ready fast. It's quite awkward. In the meantime I might just read a few name databases to see if anything resonates.
How do you come up with names?