i don't like traditional names, but a good place for names is http://www.babynames.com i name my characters things like "Landailyn" (made it up from scratch myself) and Rhiel and Maynard and Kedri. some of the lesser character have normal names, Chris, Brett, Johnathan. but for the main, important characters, i like unique, interesting names. same with my animals.
Tara (husband named her, short for some weird drow name from a Drizt book)
Hummer (cause he looks like a tank)
and ones that have died:
Fred (named when i got him)