Originally the names of the characters where Toby, Ella and Beans. There was however a small change to the characters names in which I decided to change the names of one of the three kids due to the reactions of the team as well as some feedback from some other pupils and friends.
In the end we decided to re-name Beans into Reuben or ‘Roo’ for short. The reasons for the change where because of the connotations of the name Beans which didn’t fit the character in the end. Although the names won’t be heard or said, I felt as though it would make it easier and be an important part of the character development for everyone to know the characters names and who they are as people. It turned out to be a very useful and quick way to discuss the characters and work on them within the development and implementation of the animation.