Oh, hey, this is kinda neat for anything set in the real world: a character name generator.
No options for “throw letters together to create neat names for secondary worlds,” unfortunately, but plenty of other options. Let me just see … how about a female, virtuous, Andorran princess, born in 1200 AD?
Princess Agnes Glaser (Nessa)
–Agnes: tagged as wise, tagged as witchy, tagged as Catalan
–Glaser: tagged as witchy
Really? I wonder why Glaser is “witchy.”
Princess Monica Belnades
–Monica: tagged as wise, tagged as Catalan
–Belnades: tagged as witchy
Okay, what if I switch the country to … Sweden.
Princess Louise Eriksson (Loulou)
–Louise: tagged as wise, tagged as witchy, tagged as Swedish
–Eriksson: in use in Sweden, in use in Sweden, in use in Sweden
Well, not terrible, honestly. This might be useful for those (many) moments when one gets stuck trying to think of names for random characters.
I saw the link at The Passive Voice blog, btw.