I'm going to a talk by Keith O'Nions and I'm wondering how to pronounce his name.

Oh neons? Onions?

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    Are you presenting him to an audience? Then ask him personally beforehand. If not, listen to how the presenter pronounces it. – Mitch Sep 17 '12 at 21:43
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    I have reopened this question. Anyone famous enough to have a Wikipedia article is famous enough to have a question here on how to pronounce their name without it being closed for being "too localized". Humph! – nohat Sep 17 '12 at 22:03
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    When did having a Wikipedia article become a measure of fame? – user16269 Sep 17 '12 at 22:17
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    This is not about English, this is about how one particular person pronounces his name. – Mark Beadles Sep 17 '12 at 23:05
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    I have reopened this question again. How names are pronounced is part of the language. – nohat Sep 20 '12 at 16:04

I would guess Oh-Nyuns (rhymes with lions). Of course, the best thing is to make sure you attend the beginning of the talk and listen to the introduction. :)

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    That's correct. Listen just after 25 seconds of this video for the announcer to introduce him. – Zairja Sep 17 '12 at 20:54
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    That's assuming this announcer knows how to do it. – GEdgar Sep 17 '12 at 21:01
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    A decent announcer will know his onions. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 17 '12 at 22:08

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