When selecting names for your characters make sure your readers will know how to pronounce them.
So many authors choose "exotic" names for their characters, but for me, I'd rather relate to a down-to-earth name. If I have to struggle to determine how to say the name out loud, I'm always detracted from the story itself.
Several of my character names have been: Beth, Jilly, Keith, Grace, Tyler, Hope, Zack, Jake, Amy, Joshua, Dolly, Brad, Tiffany, and Charlie.
I found a fun site to look up popular names by era. http://bit.ly/bD0qjk
Have fun selecting names, but try not to make them tongue twisters.