How do I pronounce my sponsored child's name?

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I am a new sponsor and am thrilled to be a part of Compassion!  Is there a way to get a proper pronunciation of my child's name? (Both full and nickname) I have a guess at the nickname, but I want to be saying it right as I'm telling people about her! :)

Idea:  this should come standard in the welcome packet - at least the pronunciation of the nickname.  It would be a great addition.

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Hi Nicole! Regrettably, we cannot tell you how to pronounce your child's name. It is often a challenge to pronounce a child's name in a very different language. Name pronunciation may even vary within the same language. We recommend that you pronounce your child's name as phonetically as possible. Many sponsors give their sponsored child a nickname if their child's name is very long or hard to pronounce. That way you, and your family can discuss and pray for your child with ease. Remember, the Lord knows who you are referring to. If your sponsored child writes and signs their name, this is the best name to use when you write back to them.