"So, ummm...how do you say that?" Do you think about name pronunciation when you're creating your characters? Do you shy away from hard-to-pronounce names? Or do you find a way for the name to be explained within the words of your story? I remember pronouncing Hermione as Her-me-own, all through the first couple of Harry Potter novels. I don't think it was until the first movie came out that I had a clue. And I should know better. I have this issue with my own name, ALL the time! So, I thought since today is 'D' day...and in case you were interested at all? :) Here's how you pronounce my name:
*Emphasis on the "ee". All together now! Doe-knee-uh = Donea. Easy, peasy - right? :) Short and sweet today. Have a great day of writing out there!!