I'd like to write a memoir about my unique teenage adventures growing up in another country. Since this was ~35 years ago, I don't remember very many names. Is it ok to use pseudonyms? I presume that I would have to state that all referenced names are, in fact, made up. Thanks in advance!

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Yes, of course.

But perhaps you'd want to say 'I can't quite remember his name, let's call him x' or something along those lines.

Make the reader aware that you are using a pseudonym and you're fine. Good luck!

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