How To Pronounce Names Correctly - Deepstash
How to Become a Quick Learner

Learn more about personaldevelopment with this collection

Cultivating a growth mindset and embracing challenges

Developing adaptive thinking and problem-solving skills

Effective learning frameworks and approaches

How to Become a Quick Learner

Discover 65 similar ideas in

It takes just

10 mins to read

How To Pronounce Names Correctly

  1. Ask the person to pronounce it and listen attentively.
  2. Don’t make it obvious that the name is unheard of, unpronounceable, or awkward to pronounce.
  3. Observe how the name is pronounced, clarify it again and practice it a few times.
  4. If the name has been mispronounced by you, apologize and make amends.
  5. Correct it for others who are also pronouncing it wrong, even if the namesake person isn’t around.
  6. Don’t ask if the person can be called by any other name, as it shows arrogance.

16

105 reads

MORE IDEAS ON THIS

Unable To Pronounce That Name

It is common courtesy to spell out or pronounce the name of a colleague correctly. However, many people with non-generic or non-western names face a problem of their name not being registered in the right way in other people's minds.

This results in a less inclusive workplace, both physica...

12

153 reads

Racial Microaggression

  • Having a non-white name that is hard to pronounce or remember can negatively impact our chances of employment in many western countries, and the screening starts at the resume itself.
  • Mispronunciation of a name also results in an ‘internal cringe’ when it is heard by the namesake,...

13

118 reads

How To Respond When People Mispronounce Your Name

  1. Create a phonetic recalling word or object that is memorable, associating it with the name so that the correct pronunciation is easily verbalized (like Ruchika is pronounced ‘roo-chee-ka’, as your ‘cheek’)
  2. Interrupt and correct p...

13

126 reads

CURATED FROM

CURATED BY

enzo_e

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”, Ken Blanchard

Related collections

More like this

Memorize names

  • If you don’t hear the name distinctly, ask the person to repeat it
  • For unusual names, ask for the spelling
  • Repeat the name several times during the conversation
  • Associate the name with the person’s features, expression, and general appearance

Say the name back

Say the name back

The moment the other person says their name, make sure to say it back to them because it will show you as a thoughtful person, but of course don't say their name for every response.

Saying a name back to someone is helpful most especially when someone has a unique name tha...

3. Remember names

3. Remember names

People are more likely to like you if they feel like you're paying attention to them. One way to do this is to remember their names. When you remember someone's name, it shows that you're interested in them and that you care about them.

Tips for remembering names:

    stash-superman-illustration

    Explore the World’s

    Best Ideas

    200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

    An Idea for Everything

    Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

    Knowledge Library

    Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

    Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

    # Personal Growth

    Take Your Ideas

    Anywhere

    Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

    Listen on the go

    Just press play and we take care of the words.

    Never worry about spotty connections

    No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

    Get Organized with Stashes

    Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.

    Join

    2 Million Stashers

    4.8

    5,740 Reviews

    App Store

    4.7

    72,690 Reviews

    Google Play

    Sean Green

    Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

    Shankul Varada

    Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

    samz905

    Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

    Ashley Anthony

    This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

    Ghazala Begum

    Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

    Giovanna Scalzone

    Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

    Laetitia Berton

    I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

    Jamyson Haug

    Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

    Read & Learn

    20x Faster

    without
    deepstash

    with
    deepstash

    with

    deepstash

    Access to 200,000+ ideas

    Access to the mobile app

    Unlimited idea saving & library

    Unlimited history

    Unlimited listening to ideas

    Downloading & offline access

    Personalized recommendations

    Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

    Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

    Email

    I agree to receive email updates