Hello, I don't really have any friends who write but I do have some that read and I have been letting a few of them read over the first chapters in my current project just go get feed back. Usually, they get a few paragraphs into Chapter 1 and start laughing and its always because of the same reason. My main character has the same last name as me. Now I did not do this intentionally, it just kind of worked out that way. We do not share first names or middle names, just surnames and I have a decently common surname. According to a statistics page I found on the internet, My surname is the 14th most common in the US and nearly the same in the Uk. Still my friends all think it is very funny that I gave my main character the same last name as my self. So I wanted to get your opinions on the matter. Would you have a problem reading a Stephen King book is the main character's name was Johnny King? Or, do you think I should change it? I would love to get your opinions.