How to Pronounce ‘Heather’

How to Pronounce 'Heather'
This is one word I know pretty well, and it is one of the most common pronunciations people ask me about. How ironic that a speech specialist has one of the hardest names in the world to pronounce!

The ‘th’ sound is tough for just about all non-native speakers, and the final ‘r’ can also cause problems for some. And why is the ‘ea’ pronounced as a short ‘e’ and not a long one like ‘heat’? Yes, I know it’s challenging, but here’s a short video telling you a little bit more about my name, Heather, and how to say it.

I actually forgot to mention the funniest story about my name in the video. My husband and I took a short trip to Surabaya, Indonesia, and the staff at the Shangri-La hotel where we stayed greeted me as Mrs. Her. I didn’t even understand what they said, but when we got to our room I looked more closely at my key card. They had me down as Mrs. Her – Heat Her. LOL!!!

Is your name hard to pronounce? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments!

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  1. sudhanshu paliwal says:

    hey heather! I always have to embarrassed whenever I pronounce ‘University’ could you please post video related to this topic.
    thank you

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