Press Clippings

Exactly How Do You Pronounce Your Name Again, Miss....Miss?

Mary Pilon, The Wall Street Journal, April 15 2009

Pinky Thakkar (silent "h"), an engineer from Mumbai, started the Web site after she moved to San Jose, Calif., and mispronounced the "J" in "San Jose," not giving it the "H" sound used in Spanish words. Properly pronouncing person and place names proved nearly impossible for Ms. Thakkar and her friends from abroad, she says.


CBS5 News - Interview with the founder of Pronounce Names

Published on Oct 08, 2009

100th Episode of TekZilla featuring Pronounce Names

The website that helps you to pronounce names correctly, Published on Oct 11, 2009

Bridging Cultures With “Pronounce Names”

Oct 14, 2014 by Sramana Mitra for

When Pinky Thakkar, an engineer, first moved from Mumbai to San Jose in the Bay area, she pronounced the place San J-ose instead of San H-ose. Not being able to pronounce names and places correctly was a cause for embarrassment and a big challenge for her and her friends from abroad.


Pronounce Names Saves You from Embarrassment

Published on Oct 11, 2009, by

Search engine Pronounce Names—perhaps unsurprisingly—contains a database of names complete with proper pronunciation, saving you from embarrassment next time you face a challenging name.


PronounceNames: Learn Correct Name Pronounciations

Published on May 4, 2009, by is a website for those moments when you find yourself in the situation where you look at some name and have absolutely no idea about how to pronounce it correctly. On PronounceNames you can lookup different names and learn correct name pronounciations. If the name you’re looking for is not listed there is an option to request the pronunciation for it.


Proper name pronunciation on the Web

May 10, 2009 by

"The sweetest sound in the world is the person's own name" is a famous quote from Dale Carnegie that is one of the driving forces behind the Web Site Pronounce Names. The idea behind the Pronounce Names website is to make is easier for people to pronounce proper names - you could alsmot call it a Wikipedia for names. In most cases, the dictionary does not have proper names which leads to the mangling, twisting and contorting of names - particularly those names that have their roots in another language.

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Published on April 30, 2009

Pronounce Names, the “dictionary of name pronunciation,” is an incredibly valuable tool for the business travelers of the world. I hate, hate butchering clients’ names, and with this handy website that can be a thing of the past. offers a database of difficult (and even easy) names and the correct pronunciation. Those of you in sales should pay particular attention, as this could mean the difference in getting your foot in the door or being brushed aside.