I had a thought about the display name for a character, which I need help deciding on. This character is the mother of a main character in my story. (info: She does not play a major role).
I have her name as a display name. However, the reader knowing her name doesn’t matter at all, and her name is never mentioned or is relevant.
Should her display name be …
- Her name (as it is now)
- or CHARACTER’s mother?
What do you think? Do you find it difficult when you’re reading a story and having to remember each character’s name?