There are MANY very common English/American names that are challenging to pronounce, especially if English is your second language. Words with challenging sounds, or names with tricky spelling patterns.

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11 VERY challenging English names to pronounce

English spelling is really confusing. You’re probably already familiar with the fact that English is not a phonetic language but when it comes to names – everything becomes even crazier 🙂 Because even though there are some patterns, sometimes the same spelling can be pronounced differently by different people with the same name.
And sometimes names are just difficult to pronounce because they have a challenging transition of sounds.
In this video, you’ll learn how to pronounce some of the more common yet challenging names in English.

Are there other English names whose spelling always throws you off? Let me know in the comments below.

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