Lots of names I've used, either for PCs or NPCs, have been puns or allusions. Here are a few:
Hal Lucien Aetor (1e Illusionist).
An elf, Ess Peresselee.
In college, I had a theme going on - Seagram (he was a seventh son), Zhahk Kwantro (phonetic spelling of Jacques Cointreau), and Hiram the Walker, son of Zea Mays. (All alcohol related).
An 18/00 Str, 3 Int fighter named Belhap Sattlestone Wyrdless ag Miralcloat roo Cononson, known to all as Hap the barbarian (stolen from a Larry Niven story).
A lesser version of the Death Knight, known as the Wight Knight. It had bonuses against earth elementals ("Stronger than dirt!"
- I'm really showing my age there).
A werewolf named Lew Garrow (loup garou
is French for "werewolf").
A riverboat captain named Roland Amfluss (amfluss
is German for "on the river").
Ondria G. Riggio was a magic-user who had used so many longevity potions that she would die of old age if they were negated. (Ondria is an anagram of Dorian, griggio
is Italian for "Gray").
A thief named Dirke Stabbe (could do for the OP).
Fighters named Haakon Slashe and Hasan Chopp!
Archery-based characters named Fletcher Archer and Tzingg Twangg.
Panchromis was a colorblind arch-mage whose robes were of garish, clashing colors which could be used to cast various chromatic effects. (panchromis is dog-latin for "all colors").
A female desendant of weretigers named Tabbytha Twytchit. (combines "Tabby" with the name of a cat from a Beatrix Potter story).
A huge minotaur bar bouncer with injured hooves who remained seated unless someone needed tossing out. He was known as Sitting Bull. His wife, the cook in that tavern, was a fire giantess named Steel Gerda. They had a daughter nicknamed Squatting Heifer.
Two Paladins - I. M. DeLaw (More Lawful than Good) and Osgood Ascanby (vice versa
Osgood's brother Fenimore - his character concept (but not class, this was long before 3.5) was Scout (The Scout
was a book by James Fenimore Cooper). Began in 2e as a wilderness oriented rogue (he didn't have the stats to be a ranger). Later on I retconned his name to be from the place he liked to hang out as a kid - a boggy plain (fenny moor).
A fighter/sorcerer inspired by Cashel in David Drake's Lord of the Isles series. My version was named Carriol.
Dwarven brothers who dual-wielded hammers. Their names were Bop-Bop and Re-Bop.
Female clerics named Hallah Lujah and Aimless Simple MacPoison.
Fighters named Rex Havoc, Bludden Thundarr, Thudden Blundarr (low dex and Int), Useless G. Simpleton (low rolls all around).
A hapless character named Holden deBagg.
A warforged greataxe fighter designated NK Ch9R Sn and known as Nik Chopper. The core-only version of Nick Chopper is a gray-scaled dragonborn named Nikarr. Sn is the chemical symbol for tin, which is the same color as db Nik's scales. (Nick Chopper is the name of the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz
A female half-elf starlock named Cendica Nox, inspired by Candice Night's song "Fires at Midnight
". I use this picture
of the singer/songwriter as her character pic.
Names from other people and from very old Dragon magazines (usually the April issues)-
A blaster wizard named Nukem Armageddon (named before Duke Nukem came out)
Thieves named Manuel Dexterity and Hy Dinshadow
Mork the Orc
Eubeen Hadd, halfling thief
A wizard who always wore violet robes and used arachnids of every description as guardians - they were the Spiders of the Purple Mage.
Dragon-sized eggs that level-draining corporeal undead hatched out of - egg wights. (This was perpetrated independently of my Wight Knight).
And a few off-color names:Spoiler:
Bulsheeit son of Beeitch.
********* (pronounced Tes-ti-KLEES) the barbarian
Hubert Gerodd (Hugh G.) Rection.
I once sketched out a system that combined elements of biorythms and Chinese astrology just so I could name a character Far-King-Ice-Hole.
General Bohica (an acronym for Bend Over, Here It Comes Again)
A female OA character named Nonuki Saki. (The answer to the joke "What is the Japanese for 'no-nonsense panty-hose'").
I'm sure I could remember more, but it's Oh Em Gee in the morning, and I'd better stop.