So, obviously, when you create a character or an important place, you've gotta name them. But how do you choose the perfect names for your characters and locations? Where do you get your inspiration from? There's lots of ways to do this, from using the meaning of a name to naming one after an already existing favorite character. I've picked the names of my original characters in all kinds of ways. For example, much of the cast of my Fire Emblem fic has real name origins (and aren't just randomly picked names lol).
My personal favorite character in the story, Bryan, has multiple origins for his name. Though, mainly because he also has a middle and last name. But for the sake of spoilers, I'll only explain his first name. Originally, I named him Bryan because at the time, I was thinking of my cousin, Brian, and the fact that that's my favorite name for a boy, only spelled with a Y instead of an I. So, that's where Bryan came from when I first named him. When I saw the meaning of the name sometime later, I discovered that it fit Bryan even more perfectly than before. The name Bryan means "strong one," which Bryan most definitely is. He's like the definition of strength when it comes to using a lance.
Another, but different example is Marc, the green horse knight of the story, as well as Magali, Francois, Armelle, Eric, Natalie, and I think a couple of characters I haven't yet introduced as well. What do all these characters' names have in common? They're French! I love the French language and a lot of French names, so I used several. In addition, the name Marc also means "rebellious," which Marc somewhat is in a way. lol
Yet another different example is Rothgar and Cato. Both of their names were taken from pieces of writing that I enjoyed or found interesting. Rothgar is from the name Hrothgar, which is the name of that king in the epic poem Beowulf (which some characters in actual FE games take their names from as well, actually. Such as, well, Beowulf lol). I took off the H cause I like the name better without it. But while Hrothgar is a king, so is Rothgar. As for Cato, his name is from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar play, the only play of his that I actually liked at all (so far), from the characters Cato and Young Cato.
Lastly, Olivia, Fin (set to appear soon), and Eliot are yet another example. I named them after characters in my favorite show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, lol. I just spelled Eliot with only one L instead of two because I learned there's already an existing FE character named Elliot. :P
Oh, and another character I have that will appear in the future is named for my favorite character out of the Nancy Drew book series. Not gonna reveal who though, hehe.
As for places, the country of Astryn is a good example. Many places and characters from/in it, as well as the name of the country itself, have names that are related to stuff in outer space. Medann (the capital) ~ Andromeda Galaxy, Fort Mercue ~ Mercury, Astryn ~ astral (meaning "star"), House Novat ~ nova/supernova, and more. Also, three nobles named Laris, Canus, and Tavon have names all relating to stars. Laris ~ Polaris, the North Star, Canus ~ Canus Major/Minor (star constellations. Great Dog and Little Dog. I love dogs too!), and Tavon is Novat spelled backwards and a supernova is an exploding star. I'm not actually that fascinated by space itself, just the names of stuff in it. lol Oh, also, there are a couple rivers named after Venus and Neptune. Venu and Nepta, I believe I called them. I'd have to look at the right chapter again, lol.
Oh, a funny example, Fort Hector in Cilae. I named it after an actual FE character, lol. One of the lords in FE7. Fort Hector is old, run down, and filthy. I don't like Hector himself. :P
I know there are some other places with meanings behind their names, but I can't recall them at the moment. I'd have to look them up again. xP
As for my Zelda fic, Kelli's name is from the fact that the name means "warrior woman," which Kelli most certainly is. Plus, the name just fit her anyway. Judo is named because judo is a form of martial arts, and Judo does know a little martial arts, but there's an actual in-story tale about how he got his name too lol. Plus, I like it as a name anyway.