Pronounce the names of your students and alumni correctly.
See and hear the pronunciation of any name
Want to honor and impress your graduates? In a recent
GradImages survey asking
"What parts of commencement are important to you?",
86% of respondents said "being individually recognized, and hear their name (or their loved one's name) called over the public address system was important. This trounced all other ceremony elements by wide margins".
As a dean at an American or international university, you know how important commencement day is to your graduating students and their families.
And you probably also know about the perennial problem of pronouncing the names of students correctly at commencement exercises, when
you are faced with the daunting task of pronouncing names of students from many ethnic backgrounds.
We can help.
We can give you pronunciations for every student, so that you can feel confident when you announce names at the podium during commencement.
For each pronunciation, we provide an
intelligent phonetic spelling. Phonetic spellings that are provided by students are often inaccurate, since many students, especially non-native speakers, do not know how to produce a phonetic spelling.
We also provide
highly intelligible audio generated by an English-speaking speech synthesizer. Audio that is recorded by students is often hard to understand if the speaker has a heavy foreign accent or speaks in poor or noisy acoustic conditions.
We have a solid track record: universities have been using our services since 2007. We work closely with you to make sure you get what you need.
We offer 4 services:
Service 1. Use our affordable online NameSayer tool - $300 for a commencement season, for use by a university staff member.
Try it yourself.
Service 2. Use our quick NameSayer ...
Upload list of your names from Excel and instantly get phonetic spelling for each name.
NameSayer generates most common pronunciation for each name.
You can download the phonetic spellings as a CSV file
Nichole Alysse Adams
Nicole uh-LEESE Adams
poo-TREE ahl GAHM-dee
Service 3. Use our NameSayer turnkey commencement system.
Upload your student names and instantly get pronunciations with phonetics and audio for every student.
Your students can approve or correct the pronunciation of their name or record it themselves.
Just before commencement,
upload your walking list, including honors, and NameSayer produces a printable walking list with pronunciations.
You can download the list, or just print it and bring it right to the podium.
to learn more.
Service 4. Have us help you ...
Send us a list of your names.
We provide our expert pronunciation for each name
We send you a website link or an Excel spreadsheet
We'd be happy to speak to you about these services.