I don't really HAVE any OC's, unless you count DnD characters, and those I name based of of their race, class, gender...and such. In video games, I seem to gravitate towards something that seems to 'fit' the game. If all else fails, I go with 'Paige' or a gender neutral name like 'Jo' or something. I don't bother with surnames unless I NEED to have one. Sorry if I'm not much help.
Per quei pochi ocs che ho e che non ho mai disegnato ne finito (yay me) ho sempre aspettato che il nome arrivasse da solo :'D Coi generatori random non mi trovo :\ Ne ho provati molti ma boh non ho mai trovato nomi appropriati.
I generatori aiutano un po', poi cominciano a proporti sempre gli stessi nomi, e alla fine ti stufi di cliccare =3= Di solito non li uso, ma in caso di necessità (=disperazione) vado a perderci un po' di tempo. Quelli vanno bene più che altro per scegliere i nomi in The Sims xD (ho avuto dei Sim con dei nomi talmente assurdi... xD)
Ah non ci avevo mai pensato di usarli per the sims xD di solito per comodità uso nomi già esistenti, tipo in TS3 a parte il mio pg uso nomi Marvel, e in Medieval LOTR o cantanti (Chirurgo Till Lindemann è il mio preferito xDD)
I used behindthename.com. It has pretty good search functionality, lists name meanings and you can limit names by nationality and that kind of thing. It also has a random name generator and a surname sister site, it's the whole package in one!
I have a list of many names written in some pages, and I pick from there when I need it. Or I make a sort of brain storming to choose one. But usually I have a faint idea of what I'm looking for -characters always tell something about them, even if they're brand-new.
Nah, it's just normal to want the best for our children <3 In my case, I choose ugly names for some of them sometimes, since most Spanish names are... well, ugly for me xD But yeah, I leave "the most precious names" for OCs that really deserve it
I pick a name/word that connects with the character in some way, then mix it with a common name and I have a rare name XP That or just write some name/words backwards and see if I get something I like 😅 EXPERIMENTS! X3
it depend with me sometimes i give name with signification that i find on internet or that i create myself, i use generator, i write random names, or they come naturally, it can appen that i change the spelling to try to make it "original"
I name them in relation with some words I want to associate with the caracter, or I find names, or symbol with some meaning. If they are adopts, I sometimes ask the artist if they don't have an idea of name (since they are the real "parent"lol) x)
I actually keep a list of all the names that I like, but usually when I create a character I already have in mind one or two names. Now I find myself in a situation where I have to name several characters not enough important to receive a name from that list, and I don't know what to do (many of these characters doesn't even have an aspect in my head, but I need eleven characters, that means eleven names and surnames, argh)