Many English learners tend to ask questions like "why is wreath pronounced /ri:ø/ when breath is read as /breø/?". This is also the case of English names. We say /bi:n/ when we pronounce the name Mr. Bean, but /son/ is the correct pronunciation for Sean. Here is a short list of "tricky" English proper names and their standard pronunciations to help you avoid phonetic mistakes when you have to read them out loud:
Things are not what they seem on the outside. Then, always be careful before you utter a word, especially when that is an English word.
Source of reference:
Hornby, A.S. (1974). Oxford advanced learner's dictionary of current English. London: Oxford University Press
Keywords: dich thuat