In the novel I am writing, I am having trouble writing the actions of the MC's mother. Should I use her name, or 'her mother' each time? For example: 'That would be wonderful!' her mother said. Or 'That would be wonderful!' Patricia said. Also, it's not just the use in conversation thats bugging me. Which of these sounds better? Patricia positively beamed. Or Her mother beamed. Using 'her mother' gets irritating and looks tacky, but using her name also feels strange, as I'm trying to keep the perspective close to the MC, and she wouldn't call her mother by her actual name. Help/advice would be appreciated.