I'd like to know, just for the sake of realism, what my characters' names would be if they were written in the native tongue. I've found a few sites like this one that gives me a list of basic kanji, but there are a lot of ones that you would never name a child and it's just too damn hard to sift through all of them to find suitable characters. Furthermore, I know that the government only allows parents to use certain characters in names. I can't find a list of this on the internet at all, and I worry that if I could, it wouldn't matter anyway since there would be no translations or how the kanji is pronounced.
And lastly, the number of strokes matter in a name. I can't find a guide on Japanese numerology either. Even if I found the above, it still could be out of whack since the number of strokes means her future husband will be critically injured and her children will be deformed. I know it's not completely necessary to know this since some people don't care anymore, but I'd like to know regardless. I'm assuming I won't be able to find this out unless I consult a real fortune-teller, but hey. This is the internet. Maybe there's hope?
I'm very sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm not sure where else I might go for this info (there are LJ communities on here, but most are anime- or tourism-related, or simply hangouts for Japanese people. Since I figure 99% of them are laymen, and quite a few of you are knowledgeable, you'd be the better choice.) Any links or help whatsoever would be very appreciated!