So one of my main characters uses three different names throughout the story.
There's his nickname Warlock, his name Andreas, and his shorthand name Dre.
Warlock is probably used the most, enemies use it in combat with him, along with anyone not familiar enough to use his name.
Dre is used by all of his friends.
The problem one is probably Andreas, it's used to refer to him in his POV chapters but very few people call him that. Some workshops have pointed out it does lead to some confusion trying to work out that the multiple names are in fact the same person.
Any tips on this?
Couple of minor solutions I use in places that might help show what I'm going for.
Showing his response to dialogue in other names.
"Hey Dre!" Andreas turned when he heard his name. "Oh, hey."
Describing Warlock/Dre/Andreas when he enters, drawing attention to distinguishing features or habits so readers can more easily visualise him being the same person walking into a room to save dependency on his name.