A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
True, yet, but I'm talking about names for characers in narrative poems, stories, novels, and screenplays.
Higginbottom is a famous name in Texas, but I'd have a negative attitude toward any character with such a name in a text. Comic negative. It sounds like a name out of Charles Dickens.
So where to get names? You can look in the phone book. You can buy a baby book bought at a bookstore, or you can use the web. I wanted an African-American female name with one syllable. I was able to limit my search in a web name book to find such a name. The site told me the popularity of my one syllable name--curently low--and its origin.
Do I repeat myself? Very well then I repeat myself. Maybe I did a post on this before.