What are some unfortunate names you've encountered? Mine: A Thai lady I know: Supaporn. Some student in a class I had. Dementica. It's pronounced "Dominica" as in "Dominican Republic" without the "-n Republic." To the ear, it sounds fine. In writing, the word DEMENT is there. :( Trevours. It's pronounced "Tre-vor-i-us." But where is the "-ius?" It's just the word "Devours" with a "Tr-" instead. That's not how phonics works, my friend.