Wallace and Gromit. It's about a guy (Wallace) and his dog (Gromit) and they get up to all kinds of adventures together.
So when the decision was made for Maya to have grommets, we realised that this was a word she was already familiar with, as the name of the dog Gromit. What made the whole explanation even more complicated (amusing) was that her doctor's name is Wallis.
Can you imagine the images those words would conjure up in Maya's mind?
Saying "Maya Doctor Wallis is going to put grommets in your ears".
Might be heard as "Maya Wallace is going to put Gromit in your ears".
She'd probably be excited about seeing Wallace and Gromit but unsure about a dog in her ears.
We decided to call the surgeon by his first name and tell her that she was having tubes put in her ears.