Your name is very important because it identifies who you are! Be sure to ask your student how to pronounce their name or how "their parents" pronounce their name. Many times students feel that you won’t be able to pronounce their names properly, so they give you what they think you want to hear. Take the time to learn their names, even if it means writing it down phonetically or associating parts of the name to other words.
This link may not have every name, but helps in pronouncing names. The Pronouncing Names Dictionary
Classroom or school wide "Name Activity"
This school wide activity is perfect to use as a "Back to School"
and/or as a "Getting to Know You" activity.