The Standard for Correct Name Pronunciations


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    Who should use this site?

    The Name Engine was created as a tool to help radio and television professionals prepare for a segment, interview, or play-by-play broadcast. But it is meant for anyone who has a desire to definitively know a correct name pronunciation. After all, speaking names correctly is a matter of common courtesy and professionalism. If you’ve ever wondered whether the name is pronounced Tur-ELL or TER-ul, or Lo-HAN or LOW-en, you’ll find the right answer here. Better yet, you’ll actually hear the right answer.

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    What is The Name Engine?

    The Name Engine is a resource dedicated to providing the correct name pronunciations of athletes, entertainers, politicians, newsmakers, and more. Until now, no standard has existed to confirm this information. But the need for such a standard is undeniable. Even well-known names are often pronounced in different ways, leaving you to wonder what the correct pronunciation is. Now you have an easy way to determine it.

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    How can I go about getting names included in The Name Engine?

    If you would like to have a name featured on The Name Engine, please send us and e-mail for consideration. Our e-mail address is:

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    How are the pronunciations authenticated?

    All names are painstakingly researched for authenticity. Personal confirmation is the ultimate goal. At a minimum, they are confirmed by individuals with firsthand knowledge of the name in question. These individuals include team play-by-play announcers, public relations representatives, sports information directors, agents, etc.

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    How are foreign names addressed?

    Because foreign names inherently sound different in their native tongue, The Name Engine presents the generally accepted “Americanized” version.