In Ethan's box of school supplies were instructions on labelling all the supplies. His name had to be written on everything, not just every supply, but every single piece! Every box and its lid, the paste jar and it's lid, the crayon box, the lid and EVERY crayon! I had to write is name on every crayon! Gabi wrote it on two in Japanese. I wrote his name 32 times! I practiced writing it in Japanese a few times.
Ethan is pronounced IISAN. The "I" makes a long "e" sound, like in meet, double vowels like "II" are held for twice a long as single vowels. The "a" sounds like a in father.