Lol. True, true. Making up names in my head and when I have to say the character name out loud it gets all garbled because I don't know how to the pronounce it. I just stick to "main character" as their name.
Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.