– Hello everyone, and welcomeback to English With Lucy
Today I want to talk to youabout commonly-mispronounced
baby names that are usually given to boys.
So this is a pronunciation videodesigned to help you with
your English speaking and pronunciation.
If you’d like to further improve that,
I really encourage you to check out Audible.
There’s a link in the description.
You can get a 30-day free trial, that’s
a whole free audiobook, and I’ve got some
recommendations for books with British English pronunciation.
I’ve got an American Englishpronunciation one as well.
So don’t miss out. Right,
let’s get started with the video.
The first name that I’d like to talk about
is actually a Hispanicname, and it is Joaquin. Joaquin,
like the Walking Dead.
So in Spanish it should beJoaquin, but speakers of English
generally tend to pronounceit as Walking, Walking,
so Walking Phoenix, for example,
doesn’t feel right, itdoesn’t roll off the tongue.
Number two, now some ofyou are going to laugh
at this one because you willknow how to pronounce it
but I honestly, for themajority of my childhood
thought that this waspronounced as Seen, Seen,
so you know the actor SeanBean, I thought he was
思音·宾 但确实 它应该读成肖恩
Seen Bean, but yes, itshould be pronounced Sean.
The next one, now this justdepends on the parents,
it could be Steffen,and it could be Steven.
It’s up to them, sojust ask with this one.
Now the next one is a little bit confusing
because it could be anything.
So you are likely tomispronounce it, and that’s why
it’s best just to ask theperson how they pronounce
It could be Elias,
it could be Ellias, and it could be
Are those just all the variations there?
I guess you could say Eelias as well,
The next one, anything beginning with an X
都很困难 这个通常读成 赞达
is difficult, this one isnormally pronounced Zander,
Next one we have is actuallypronounced with an X,
and that is Exaveeay, Exaveeay.
But you could meet someonecalled Zaveeay as well.
What about this one?
Is it Noel like Christmas?
It could be, I have metsomebody called Noel before,
but she was female, and normallythe male version of this
name is Nole, Nole.
Now this one is just theIrish version of Owen, Owen.
And I remember, does anyoneremember Eoghan Quigg?
He was an X Factor participantin 2000 and something
and I thought he was so handsome. Yeah,
I remember readinghis name and thinking Yohan,
but no, Owen apparently.
Now the next one, is itLouie, or is it Louis?
You’re going to have to ask the person
because it all dependson what their parents
怎么叫他们 很抱歉 这个
decided to call them,sorry guys, that one’s
a bit of a cop out.
The last we have is Jayden.
We know it now because of Jayden Smith,
but a few years backpeople were pretty confused
and we were hearing Jarden, Jadden,
but no, apparently it should be Jayden.
All right guys, that’s it for the pronunciation lesson today,
I hope you enjoyed it and I hope
you learned something. Again,
if you have a name that is commonly misspelt,
or mispronounced, put it in the comments
and let me sympathise with you.
Mine’s very easy to pronounce,
although I do get a lot of my students calling me Lucky,
or misspelling it withan S, which confuses
me so much because the channelname is English with Lucy,
it’s right there, I say it for you,
and I write it for you,
so really, it’s just careless.
But that being said, don’tforget to connect with me
on all of my social media,I’ve got my Facebook,
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my Instagram, and my Twitter,and I will see you soon
for another lesson.