As a writer, I must convey Orville's actions, even though they take place in Jerry's body. Mostly I refer to Orville as Orville. A few times, however, I include things to remind the reader Orville is using Jerry's body. I might say something like:
Orville waved Jerry's fist in anger.
Or, some of the actual text:
Elliott grabbed Orville's hand - Jerry's hand - and stretched it out across the deck...With swift precision, Elliot plunged the dagger at the deck. It tore through flesh, severed the bone and the finger flew from Jerry's hand.
Confusing? Not to me, but I know all too clearly who is who. This was from the same scene that gave my critique group a headache because five characters were too many. Orville is only one character, but throwing Jerry's name into the mix probably didn't help.
Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Or read anything like it?