The reading for this word is screwed up, though if we're lucky, you already know the word for cute. It seems to have injected itself into American and English culture a decent amount, anyways. If you are one of the lucky ones, you'll know that this word is read as かわいい. If you're not, think of the cute thing being a cow. Then you say, "that cowはいい" (かわい), or "that cow is good" because it's so cute.
Koichi speaks in a cute voice, don't you think?
Who does this cute baby belong to?
フグ: サ…サーモンっ？へーっ...す、すっごく可愛い名前だね。 サーモン: そう思う？ 私はずっと自分の名前があまり好きじゃないんだよね。
Fugu: S-Salmon...? Wow what a, what a cute name. Salmon: You think so? I’ve always kinda hated it.