Ancient Egyptians like Cleo and Nefera's parents use pictures instead of letters when they want to write something down. Each picture has a meaning. It could mean a letter, a number or a word or a phrase. Think of it as art class and writing class all mixed up into one.
Or maybe maybe just think of it like emoji...
Royals like Cleo use these little pictures to write their names in a special way called a cartouche (Car - Toosh). Cartouches are always written or carved inside an oval. This cartouche belonged to Queen Cleopatra:
Okay, so here are Cleopatra's and Cleo's hieroglyphs, one by one along with the sounds they make.
If you want to see how your name would look in hieroglyphics visit Virtual Egypt.
They will even put your name into a cartouche!
Just don't let Cleo know that you're impersonating a queen! Oh my Ra!