My siblings are referred to by first, middle, and last initial
Men in my life or in my friends’ lives (i.e.: ex-boyfriends, current boyfriends, the boyfriends of friends, the ex-boyfriends of friends, guys who treated my friends like shit, guys who treated men like shit…anyone I’ve slept with–or anyone a friend has slept with–hookups, dates, etc. are referred to by a color. (Grey, Green, Ultra Violet, Rusty)
Some guys who appear in only one story or who I have had only one single bad date with–ie: are generally unimportant–may get an unimportant name like “my irresponsible flirtation.”
Friends are referred to as the first and last initial of their names.
Some friends have names that just suit them like “Dandelion,” “Lawrence,” and “Wiley.”
Everyone is given their fair share of anonymity.