Absolutely terrible. I often can’t remember the names of people I’ve known for more than ten years. (Granted they’re usually people I don’t like, but still…)
Pity the copy editor who had to go through FURTHER CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN. I spell names inconsistently, or, even worse, I couldn’t remember my main character’s last name.
How difficult is it to remember a name as simple as Lee???
More than once I’ve called her by the last name of another character from a completely unrelated book!
How are you with names? And do you care to name any plans you have for the weekend?