pronunciation: Yeates

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Senior Member
Russian, Russia
Please tell me, how should I pronounce the last name Yeates, if this person from New Zealand?

What type of pronunciatian is more appropriate to prounce the above-mentioned last name- Yitez, Yites, Yeytes, Yeytez, Yeyts or Yits???
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, I would assume that this person was of Irish origin, and the name would be pronounced like the name of the Irish poet W B Yeats /jeɪts/, as indicated by pickarooney.
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