All right, so here’s my issue:
The POV main character in my series is essentially running away from her past. So when the character who hires her asks for her name at the end of chapter two, she refuses to give it and he thus bestows upon her a new name, which is the name she goes by for the rest of the series.
Because of this (and also to add to the mystery of the main character’s past), I don’t refer to her by a name until the end of chapter two. All through chapters one and two, I refer to her as “she/her.”
I’m worried this could be a deterrent to readers (and agents). Should I just forgo the mystery of her real name and use it until she’s granted her new one?