One of the things I enjoy most about writing is creating character names and thinking of cool titles. I have a bunch of baby name books and a synonym/phrase finder that is awesome. Sherrilyn Kenyon's character naming source book is equally awesome.
I was at my daughters gymnastics the other day, talking to a fellow writer. I had out my baby name book, and she knew exactly why. To all the other non-writer moms there, it was assumed I was prego and was looking for a name for my child. Sometimes, we writers are in a class by ourselves (okay, probably most of the time). And it's funny how those closest to us come to understand our idiosyncrasies, rituals, and the way we work. Our husbands (or family) don't freak out when they see the baby name book come out - we're writers, they understand.