Back in the *mumbled decade*, when I was a youngun', I recall sitting in Sunday School and in Bible class in the various Christian schools I attended, and being forced to read aloud from the Bible.
The New Testament wasn't quite so bad for reading purposes, but when it came to reading the Old Testament aloud, just nearly every verse in some books contained a name or a place that required a feat of presumptive elocution (also known as a wild guess).
Some names were long but eventually we heard them repeated enough to pronounce them comfortably: Nebuchadnezzar... Melchizedek... Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego... But others would hang on the tongue like a fifty pound weight, causing much stammering and starting over, until most of the time we'd either brace ourselves to look stupid and hazard a guess or just give up and move on.
This childhood training is serving me well in my job these days.