A Roll of the Darts

Random name generators are your friend, as are doing a quick Google search for historical names. But sometimes you want to make your own name or lack access to the internet, and your character is identified by a random assortment of characters and rough sounds jumbled together in a way that almost makes sense.You might start with a random sound and then add a few letters, swapping things out to avoid a name that sounds too real or poorly emulate the naming traditions or sound of a real world culture. And suddenly, without realizing it, your character sounds like a bad Star Trek villain.