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15 More Simple First Names That Give Us a Hard Time

15 More Simple First Names That Give Us a Hard Time

By Bailey_Swilley

We’re back for round two! Stop getting tongue-tied with your friends and potential new friends’ names once and for all!

1. Theresa
What you want to say: Tha-ray-suh
How to say it: Teh-reese-uh

2. Wynonna
What you want to say: Wee-non-uh
How to say it: Why-known-uh

3. Cheyenne

What you want to say: Chee-yenny
How to say it: Shy-Ann

4. Giovanni
What you want to say: Jee-oh-vanny
How to say it: Joe-vah-nee (in an Italian accent)

5. Hugh
What you want to say: Hug-ha
How to say it: Hue or Hew

6. Eugene
What you want to say: Ee-ugh-geen-ee
How to say it: You-jean

7. Antoinette

What you want to say: An-toy-netty
How to say it: An-twah-net

8. Keira
What you want to say: Key-eye-rah
How to say it: Keer-ah

9. Téa

What you want to say: tee
How to say it: Tay-uh

10. Johann

What you want to say: Joe-han
How to say it: Yo-hahn

11. Nguyen
What you want to say: Ing-guy-ehn
How to say it: Wen

12. Xander

What you want to say: Ex-ahnder
How to say it: Zander

13. Schuyler
What you want to say: Shoe-ee-lerr
How to say it: Sky-lerr

14. Felicia
What you want to say: Fee-lick-ee-ah
How to say it: Feh-lee-sha

15. Nevaeh
What you want to say: Nee-vay
How to say it: Neh-vay-ah

If you missed the first 15, check 'em out here.

Which names give you a hard time?

Topics: Life, Celebs & Stuff
Tags: names, celebrities, how tos, pronounciation, irish names

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Bailey_Swilley

Bailey Swilley is a writer, web production editor, and comedian living in Brooklyn. She loves to talk about dogs, musical theatre, and celebs... especially Beyonce.

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