Many novels have character names or place names that aren't spelled out. I seem to think this happened a lot more in 19th century novels than in modern novels: I'm reading Jane Eyre which refers to a town as "
Is there or are there reason(s) this was done? Maybe sometimes the details in those names aren't crucial, maybe sometimes it's a way to note the inherently artificial nature of constructing a story, but my spelling-many-things-out nature still wonders why it's done. And how these are handled when read aloud, for performances or for audio books.
Hey, someone's got to think about this stuff.