When I was a kid I was one of those people who thought it would be cool to name my future children unique and exotic names, something beautifully elegant that no one else had.
Well as luck would have it, I married a man who was rather down to earth so my children were spared the therapy sessions that would have accompanied such names.
That being said, when naming my characters everything was fair game and I love being as ostentatious as possible. Its one of the good things about writing, you don't have to worry about emtionally scaring your characters. Well I suppose you could but they can't blame it on you. :D
So how do you go about naming your characters? Are there any particular things that you look for?