I'm something of a writer, and started with this website for character names. However, I soon developed a love for names- though I have no reason to use any soon! My taste in female names is cosmopolitan; in male names very specific. I like many female names but only a few male names. I dislike most word and surname-names, though there are exceptions(esp. flower names, some virtue names.)I try to be as respectful and open as possible to names from other cultures and people who have different opinions from me. The factors most important for me in naming are meaning, pronunciation, and spelling. I try to disregard popularity, but it does have an effect on my naming decisions.