I'm nearly done outlining! I need a name for you for the first draft!
The irony is that he's a character with the serial numbers filed off. It took me a long time to pull off the original name -- but it worked, I can't think of him as that now. Or, for that matter, anything else.
There are a few names that hit closer than others. Perhaps I'll just choose one and run with it, and see if it grows on me.