Amazingly, I have never seen a movie such as Once because I have not encounter a situation in which I did not know the name of the main characters. I do understand that from their perspective, their name was not needed, but it was definitely different to not know.
On the side note, this was quite an inspirational movie on how two strangers could possibly meet one another and share such a strong bond through music. It would have been beautiful if they were able to continue their journey together through music with one another, but it definitely shows that music has the power to bring people together from different backgrounds and can turn strangers into your best friend. I can somewhat understand the chemistry of a band, large or small, because their individual expertise complements one another well. The love that grew between their music was beautiful. It was simply admirable even though she was held back by her personal situation with her child and husband.