“I say, what a funny name!” said Polly.

“It isn’t half as funny as Polly,” said Digory.

(C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, 1955)


There is a name I never heard before; what language is it, and does it rhyme with oily or mealy or Kelly or early or truly?

(C.S. Lewis, Letters to Children, Collins, 1985)