Naming your character? Here's a blog with some tips for you.
Check out USA popularity of names by birth year: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
And last name popularity in 2000 http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/data/2000surnames/ and 1990 http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/data/1990surnames/
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