The webmaster invites you to contribute to this page.
Why? The more names we have, the better. Even if the pronunciation of your name is so obvious that anyone could work it out from the spelling, we'd still like to see it - this page serves as an interesting and fun exercise for people learning ASCII IPA, and a few easy ones would be greatly appreciated. But as reactions to this page have shown, the pronunciation of many names certainly isn't obvious, especially to many non-native English speakers. Even native speakers have been surprised to discover
that the way they'd imagined a name being pronounced was in fact quite
wrong, and have been delighted to learn the "proper" pronunciation. It's instructive
to see how our preconceptions can lead us astray. The sound files, where available, remove all possibility of error, and provide a personal touch that is missing from a lot of the material in aue.
What? If possible, a sound file of you speaking your name would be an asset to the page. Many people aren't equipped to provide a sound file, but if you are, it's the best possible way of communicating the way your name sounds. Before making a recording, take a quick look at Bob Cunningham's audio recording suggestions. Don't worry too much about the technicalities, as long as the pronunciation is clearly audible when you play the recording back. I have the necessary software to convert just about any audible sound file into a format suitable for publishing on the web.
No sound file? Your contribution is still very welcome. Just write down the pronunciation in the style of the "Pronounced" column above. And, if you know it, the ASCII IPA would be good. If you're not comfortable with the ASCII IPA, I'm quite happy to take responsibility for that side of things.