Pronounce Names

How to correctly pronounce people's names

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Numerous times I've Googled, "how to pronounce _____" before meeting someone IRL. Bookmarking this tool.
Melanie Amini
Melanie Amini@themelamini · Founder Discovering Coffee & GossipMedia
@rrhoover same here. Recently had a call coming up with a guy from Ireland. Didn't know what to expect with his name so to avoid embarrassment I googled the pronunciation.
wohfab@wohfab · Linguistics - Bielefeld University (GER)
Bellevue = Bell-view? Okay it is a nice idea BUT this is SO totally wrong. For pronunciation you should always use the phonetics alphabet IPA and never do pseudo-pronunciation with words that actually don't fit.
Omid Hezaveh
Omid Hezaveh@omidfi · Web developer, Helsinki
@wohfab sorry for self promotion, but needed to plug in as it solved that problem by letting people record the pronunciation :)
Thomas Soerenes
Thomas Soerenes@soerenes · Email Marketing Specialist
As someone whose last name is impossible to correctly pronounce, thank you!
Omid Hezaveh
Omid Hezaveh@omidfi · Web developer, Helsinki
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Adam Stark
Adam Stark@adamstark · Crazy Scientist at MeteorForge
It's tricky.. Sometimes the same name is pronounced different in different countries. Like Houston in Texas is pronounced "you-stenn", but in New York the street Houston is pronounced "house-tenn".
Omid Hezaveh
Omid Hezaveh@omidfi · Web developer, Helsinki
@adamstark a shameless self promotion, but to solve that problem I have developed a free and open source service called Say it like me, by which each individual records the pronunciation of his / her name, and gets unique link to it! The link is based on that person's twitter id, so if you know someone's twitter id, you can know exactly how that person likes the name to be pronounced! Please check
Kumar Thangudu
Kumar ThanguduPro@datarade · Technologist
This was designed for the Wojciech's and Srivenkateswarao's of the world.