Names mean a lot. I was musing how Kourtney Kardashian, trying to break the "K" curse had named her daughter Penelope. Because that is the long-suffering wife of Odysseus, I wonder if that name isn't a harsh sentence.
I named my son "Jonah" and one time I was at the San Francisco Zoo and this mother and I were both yelling, "JONAH!" At the top of our lungs. I looked at her and said, "Rethinking that name, aren't you?"
I mean, sure it means dove. As in gentle as a dove. But he was also a defiant prophet.
When naming characters, it can be a battle in itself. My new heroine, "Daphne" is a perfumer. I really loved the symbolism of her name -- she is turned into a laurel tree in Greek mythology. Since my heroine is left at the altar, I loved the concept of my heroine commiserating over her name. That perhaps her parents had cursed her by naming her something that was beautiful to look upon, but not be loved.
Wouldn't we all wonder what caused us to be unlovable when left? There are some characters whose name can be interchangeable, and then there are those who I just see as, say a Daphne.
Have you ever thought a character's name didn't fit her? Remember, before editing Scarlett O'Hara was Pansy O'Hara. Lot of power in a name.