My nephew Skyler currently pronounces his name “Niner.” Since my name also has a tricky “k” sound, mine comes out closer to “Enen.” Obviously this makes him even more adorable.  If I ever write a children’s book, “The Adventures of Niner and N.N.”  will be the title–and this* will be the cover shot:


Photoshop in an airship and some tiny goggles for “Niner” and done–steampunk children’s adventure story.


*This was from the adventure of “N.N. is here to pick peaches; I’d better show her how I can fearlessly climb the ladder!” a couple weeks ago. N.N.’s right hand is in a death grip on the ladder, just in case.