Hear how to pronounce names

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Names are tricky things. Since many of them aren't of Anglo Saxon derivation, they don't necessarily follow the pronunciation rules we've learned for English words. When that's the case, we often stumble over them and struggle to pronounce them correctly. Now if you work at the UN, you probably have access to several translators who could give you a hand with that. For the rest of us, HearNames might just be the answer.

When you visit this site, you can enter the name in question into a textbox, hit the Search button, and (if you're lucky) it will return a spoken version of that name. It includes both first names (e.g. John, Jane) and surnames (Smith, Johnson). You can also browse lists of names if you're just shopping around. Not every name is in there, but there are plenty, so hopefully the ones you're looking for can be found.

HearNames is a free online service. All you need is a web browser, an Internet connection, and a name you want to hear about.

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