I have a hard time naming characters when I write stories. The other day, I had a brilliant idea just as I was drifting off to sleep, so I quickly scrawled it on a scrap of paper. But the next day something niggled at me. The name seemed vaguely familiar. I Googled it, and found that, in fact, "James Tiptree" was a pen name for a reasonably well known author. Back to the drawing board.