Pronouncing a name correctly is not so easy when you come across unfamiliar names. Probably you might join in a new client engagement and come across a situation where you need to talk to your foreign client and embarrassingly you don’t know how to pronounce his name. In such cases you probably should have to consider how to pronounce name of the client in advance.
Some of the popular names had been entered in dictionary and you can learn how to pronounce them using google itself by just typing meaning after the name and clicking on the speaker icon in the search result.
But they do not contain all the names that you are looking for. So, here comes the solution in the form of few websites which maintains huge list of database of names along with their pronunciation.
Best Sources for How to Pronounce Names
Pronounce names is an initiative by Pinky Thakkar who realized that pronouncing a name is not so easy when you are unfamiliar with names. As it is a common problem for many of us it became popular source for knowing how to pronounce a name and adding new names regularly into its database.
If you are a frequent customer to pronounce names then you can download the paid version of the Android App for PronounceNames from Play Store
HearNames is one of the most popular source which contains huge list of names in its database. When you search for a word it actually categorizes them making it easy for you to identify and pronounce names as there can be multiple matches for the given search string.
It also allows you to request for a name if you did not get a matching result of your search by just filing a simple request form.
Inogolo is yet one more source to know how you can pronounce a particular name. It also includes the names of people, places in its database but you can find you cannot request for a name that is missing and also you cannot submit a name that is not in its database. I don’t know how many entries does inogolo contains but is one of the source to find names.
TheNameEngine is one more source for knowing how you can pronounce a name but this website includes pronunciations of names of celebrities only and may not be helpful for you if you are searching for a name that you are unfamiliar.And why the hell we wouldn’t be coming across the name of celebrity if we search for the celebrity name in youtube.
The success of this sort of websites will depend on the number of entries it has in its database. Surely I believe that PronounceNames and HearNames are two good sources but do not know which one is best. Give it a try and let us know which one you found helpful.