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Names can be super hit-or-miss. That said, there are some generally common readings. I've never heard of any textbooks for studying names, but there are some dictionaries for name readings. Amazon has a few here. I own the one by P.G. O'Neill, which I've found useful on occasion. There's also Jim Breen's WWWJDIC, which is accessible online in a few ...


I am also a foreigner and learner of Japanese. I also encountered the difficulty in reading the names of Japanese. I tried to understand how the Japanese give names for their children. And there are some words frequently employed and we can group them together for easy remembering. (I like to use a hyphen to separate spelling of Kanji for helping quick ...

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