I have started writing a story. I am about 5 pages into the story, and I decided to stretch my characters a bit with a character analysis. My main character is a female, and I realize that I have not yet named her in the first five pages. Is it necessary to name a character? Will the reader be able to connect with a nameless character? Might it make the reading a bit confusing? There are also two male characters in my story: Ethan and Aaron. I have given them names, so does this require that I also give the main female character a name. In some ways, keeping her nameless gives her an importance that the other characters do not have. I feel this is worthwhile for the direction of my story, but, again, might it be too confusing? Additionally, do characters need a last name? Do we attach to them more as readers when they have a complete name? I am mostly just looking for examples of stories that do not use names for some or all characters, or stories that do not use last names. What effect has anyone seen with such stories? Additionally, I am interested to know about other writers' experiences with naming characters.