Readify is a very culturally diverse organisation: a quick scan of my inbox right now shows names like Korczynski, Mutandwa, Shah, Saikovski and The. “Tatham” isn’t exactly simple either. We’re also distributed across many different client sites spread around the country, which means a lot of our conversation is via email.
This is what my email signature now looks like, with an extra “Listen” link:
I like it, not because I’m precious about my own name (I’m really not), but because I like knowing how to pronounce other peoples’. There’s been a bit of adoption across Readify already, and I look forward to seeing it grow.
It’s hard to really tell how useful it is, as it’s not the type of thing people really call out a lot. I have been tracking click-throughs though, and it’s getting a few.
PS. If you’re wondering, here’s how you pronounce “The”: http://vame.me/ericthe