I will apologize ahead of time. I will be asking a lot of questions since I am in the midst of writing my first screenplay.. To set the stage, my fourth novel is in its editing stage and I have a question about naming characters. In the novel, I developed 2 characters that were so dynamic I thought that they needed a story of their own. In developing their story, I realized that I could not justify their story with a novel. It has to be a screenplay. There is to much visual comedy. A typewriter could never do it justice. Can I keep the same names from the novel, or should I make them different? What is typical in this situation? In the novel, they are minor characters.