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|Subject:||Names for children's books|
Your website is very informative and thank you so much for
the information available online.
I am writing a children's story book and am not yet settled on
the main character's name. Its working title is ''Gerry Giraffe''
and it is aimed at very young children, probably 18 months - 2
Am I correct in assuming that names beginning with English vowels
are easier for very young children to pronounce?
If this is correct, I wonder what names, either male or female,
your panel could suggest I use for the main giraffe character.
I am keen that the name can be easily pronounced or at least
attempted by a very young child.
I look forward to your reply.