I stumbled across this site today. Looking for your Purpose in Life, the Meaning of a Name, Meaning of Baby Names, or how to Make a Name Change? These Kabalarians, as they call themselves, believe each name has its own attributes, rather like numerologists with numbers. It's all a bit silly, imo, but it provides an interesting way to think about your character. Just do a search on name + kabalarian and you'll get a link to the results. Here's what returned on my name. Searching on "skip" yielded no results; then I remembered that my nickname is also a diminutive, so I searched on "skipper" (name origin: schiff+herr = ship captain) Skipper - First Name Meaning - What does Skipper mean? (notice they think Skipper is feminine; ghost of Barbie!) Having seen those results, I decided to search on my given first name, ellis, and got this: Ellis - First Name Meaning - What does Ellis mean? Just to give you an idea of the variety. I then spent a fair amount of time plugging in names of various characters from my various books. As I said, it's all rather silly, but some of the items did get me thinking about new angles on some characters-in-development. Don't forget to check diminutives and variants. E.g., "fritz" returns different results from "frederick".