To be honest, this is just me being really finicky. I'm writing a short story where the Norwegian mythical creature Nøkken plays a central part. The English spelling of Nøkken is Neck... and I don't like it, basically. Mainly because it doesn't really sound like the original word, but it also feels odd because of the word’s other more common meaning. So I’m trying to work out a different way to spell it, because I also believe the Ø will confuse people. I believe English speaking people would pronounce it nʌkən, if anyone here knows phonetics. I was thinking something along the lines of Nacken or Nocken.