A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie.
On Wednesday I had to read out 111 award winners at an internal meeting. I read every name first and last, I asked the person if I pronounced their name incorrectly, please correct me, they did, in front of over 100 staff. I continued as I wanted to get the name right. Thanks for your patience.
We often feel embarrassed about pronouncing names we don’t know how to say. Ask them and then repeat and keep repeating until they have told you, that you have got it right.
In Australia it’s common for people to abbreviate names Ange instead of Angela. It’s ok as long as the person is happy with the abbreviation. Ask them first?
The abbreviation of the initials of the first and last name. This is used when people’s names are difficult to pronounce. Again check with the person they are ok? But make the effort to pronounce their name.
A colleague of mine said to use https://www.pronouncenames.com/search. It’s a great way to practice.
Remember Dale Carnegies saying. A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”