Pronunciation of child's name

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I have a little girl in Indonesia. Her name is Aprilla Rambu Kartini. I do not know how to pronounce it. I saw an adorable little girl on the Compassion website (who just got sponsored :)). Her name was Dharshini, she was from India. I have no idea how to say that! I also know of many children in Rwanda or Thailand or India or even Peru, who have names that I do not know how to pronounce. So, this is my thought. I think we should be able to say our kids' names. They learn how to say ours, we should learn to say theirs. Maybe, Compassion could voice record the program director or child saying their name. Then you could put it in the kids' info. Just a thought :)
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Thanks Lizzie! I appreciate your idea. Unfortunately we aren't able to implement it at this time, but will hold on to it for the future. You can check this website to see if the pronunciation of your child's name is included in their list:

http://names.voa.gov/index.cfm

It's pretty extensive, but definitely not exhaustive.
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Okay, thank you! I did not find the name I was looking for, but that is okay.
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Hi Lizzie I think I can be of assistance for the little Indian girl. I met a lady here in Australia who was born in Sri Lanka and her name is also Dharshini- basically it is pronounced as it is spelt: Dharsh as in rhyming with marsh, ini as in ini meni mini mo. The put them together. For your Indonesian girl I think it might be proounced April as in the month, with a la sound on the end, but emphasis on rill so more like ap- rill -a. Hope this helps a little :)
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Oh thank you! That helps a lot!

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