The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.
Ask-A-Linguist Message Details
|Subject:||Names for children's books|
|Question:||Hello, Your website is very informative and thank you so much for making 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 year old. 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. Kind regards, Elizabeth Flynn|