Q: I like unique names for characters and I'm looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across?
I think when it comes to naming a character, it should never be haphazard or just for the sake of getting it over and be done with it. You as a reader will always feel the amount of care coming from the author translated to the names she or he bestowed on the personalities that populated the created world and when you sensed that a lot of thought went through the story, you tend to like the book /the world the author presented. Names can sometimes cue the readers to a tell-tale trait of the character which adds dimension to them.
The most unique names I've come across are from the Lord of the Rings. The names don't sound or feel awkward. You can really believe these people do carry these names.