My kiddo is completely unable to say his own name.
He can say a number of random words, including “elephant,” “strawberry,” and “hippopotamus,” but he mangles his own name.
Instead of “Griffin,” it comes out MIFFIN.
Which is, frankly, hilarious.
However, I recently took the opportunity to try and correct this. We’ve been reading a lot of animal books lately, as he digs the animals. Instead of telling him that bear says rawr, I went with bear says grrr.
He gives me this evil toothy grin and says, GRRR.
Great! Says I, now say, GRRRR-IFFIN.
The little punk has been periodically looking up at me ever since, giving me that evil grin, and telling me his name is GRRR-MIFFIN..