I have a friend (of Chinese decent) whose last name is Huang. I always thought it rhymed with "sang," not "song." However, I heard another friend refer to him and said it the other way (rhyming with "song"). I'd prefer not to ask someone I've known for a number of years how he pronounces his last name. Is it usually one or the other? EDIT: "sang" and "song" were the closest things I could think of, I guess rhyming with "wang" or "wong" (or that as the last syllable) seems to be more intuitive for people.