Anne here, just off a plane from Brisbane and landing in my home town, Melbourne. People from outside Australia usually pronounce these names as they're written — ie Briz-bayn and Mel-born, but locals will always say Briz b'n and Melb'n.
Thinking about that started me pondering the many English names that are pronounced differently from the way they look, and which visitors so often get wrong, so I thought it might be fun to explore a few of them in a little quiz. Some of them I'm sure you'll know, but others might have you saying, "Whaaaat?" Make a note of your answers, and at ther bottom of the quiz there's a page where you can check your answers.
1) How would an Englishman called Beauchamp pronounce his name?
a) Bow sham
b) Bee shawm
c) Bay chum
d) Beech um