I asked a little bit ago if I was doing too much to this one character, who has an eventful life (to say the least- I was concerned about losing empathizability for the readers). But a different problem has cropped up now- I'm wondering if I'm doing too much to the reader if this character's name changes 5 or six times? There are significant reasons for each change, and some time is spent on each name- a sort of different life for the character with each name. But... Would this make it much harder for the reader to stay connected with the character? (Like a change in MC- only its the same person). Ultimately, the character ends up with the name that's the acronym of the previous six... a kind of symbol of the resolution he finds, coming to terms with all his twisted past, as well as the literal meaning of the name (could also possibly be his very first name- but undecided on that). Also, might it be too confusing if different characters call this MC by old names, depending on when they knew him? How many would be too many? (Example: sister knows him by first name, then second name for the rest of time). Not sure it makes much difference, but the characters lives in a magic-less fantasy world, btw (so I work on making up names that don't sound too crazy). Thanks for sharing your thoughts!