How important are names to people, names for their characters I mean.
I AGONIZE over names for Characters and PC's. They have to be 'just right' for me.
Sometimes I go for 'dramatic' names - such as Ravenstar (a Mage I played in a 2e Dragonlance Campaign) or 'just' a name such as Marazan (my Warforged Wizard I have in an online Game at the moment).
I've seen random name generators and such and personally would NEVER touch such an infernal engine.
Names for me at least are important, and very personal.