Know Your ABCs!

Next time won't you play with me? 

Most of the text in Mother 3 is in Japanese, but you do have the option of naming your characters with the alphabet you're familiar with.

This helps you to see who an enemy's attack is directed towards, which character is talking, or which of your party members someone else is talking to.

Just click "ABC" on the bottom row

Check out the Resource page to see what the rest of the options in the naming screen are for