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.
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.
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.
How are foreign names addressed?
Because foreign names inherently sound different in their native tongue, The Name Engine presents the generally accepted “Americanized” version.
How can I go about getting names included on 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: firstname.lastname@example.org