I am writing a children's book for ages 10-13, and am looking for some advice on creating a fictional Maori surname for a key character. I want the name to follow a correct and culturally appropriate formation (perhaps with a fictional whanau?) From what little I can find on the web, I understand that Maori surnames can be very complex. I also would like the surname to be long - 30-50 letters.
Can anyone suggest a good place where I can do some more research?
Of course if anyone has time to spare to help me create a good surname, I would be so grateful and include your name in the book credits.