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We all need as­sis­tance with names we can’t pro­nounce ev­ery once in a while – be it a politi­cian, a singer, a coun­try or a person you’ve just met.

Get­ting a name wrong is not only em­bar­rass­ing, but is of­ten very dis­re­spect­ful.

A new app, Namez, seeks to change all that. Avail­able on the web and for An­droid de­vices, it has a data­base of fa­mous and com­mon names of peo­ple, places and com­pa­nies you can search through.

The app is de­signed to pre­vent those awk­ward moments when one has to spend a long time try­ing to per­fect the cor­rect pro­nun­ci­a­tion of a col­league’s name as it comes with a pre­loaded data­base of tricky names, some fa­mil­iar and oth­ers not so fa­mil­iar.

The great thing is that you can add your name on to the data­base and make it ac­ces­si­ble to oth­ers in the same way.

You can share the au­dio of your name over so­cial me­dia, in emails or even em­bed it on your site or blog.

The app is not cur­rently avail­able for Ap­ple iOS de­vices, but ac­cord­ing to the de­vel­op­ers, it soon will be. – Siyabonga Sit­hole Down­load the app at

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