Sadly I can probably still do a stab at the whole bunch
original friends Tanis (human form of Tanthalasas), Sturm, Flint, Caramon, Raistlin, Tasslehoff, joined by Goldmoon and Riverwind and Tika, later to be joined by Laurana (Human form of Lauralanthalasa) and Gilthanas, plus Fizban.
Kitiara was part of the original group but she only showed up later as she went over to the dark side (as it were).
There are people I've met several times over the last year for work whose names I can't remember, but the characters from a book I last read at high school? yep, all over that.