I have multiple projects with large casts, and a good portion of them have been put on hold. But as a result of that I've gotten to the point where I am looking for names for characters only to find I've already used a variant of the perfect name ( for example, I'll want to use Claude for a character, but I already have a Klavdiya, and they are both variants of Claudius ) . The characters would be from completely separate plots and have totally different surnames, but it always feels weird to me. So, my question is, have you ever repeated names ? Either using the exact name or a variant ? What were the projects ? How do you feel about it ?