My first name has been misprounced in so many different ways. I used to find it annoying in the past but now I find it amusing it enough to keep track of the different versions here. I completely understand why people struggle with it. It is neither a common name in India nor in the USA. The correct pronounciation only really makes sense when my name is written in my native language (Malayalam).
The correct pronounciation is Pree(as in Free with a P)-mel(as in Caramel without the Cara 😅). You can call me Pree if that is easier.
- Perumaal (one of my favorites)
- Pree-maal (If you speak hindi, you might find the second part of this pronounciation amusing)
I am not putting down /ˈprīməl/ (think Primal Rage) as a wrong pronounciation because they saw all the letters and are saying it the way they have seen those set of letters being pronounced before.