I know: my name is crazy. How the heck are you supposed to pronounce that thing? Let me help.*
The first name is actually much easier than it looks. The invisible F is also silent, so you don’t have to pronounce it. In addition, you only need to make the mouth shape of the D, which makes it just three consecutive vowel sounds after the introductory diphthong, rounded out nicely by the final N. (Though the N has to hang in your mouth for no fewer than thirteen seconds.) Sort of like the song of a kingfisher at dusk. A drop-dead-drunk kingfisher.
The last name’s a bit trickier, I admit. Suilebhan rhymes with reflexive, if you happen to speak Egyptian with a Dutch accent, and it’s actually the Tagalog word for “azure,” which means that in order to pronounce it correctly, you really need to be daydreaming about a deep, cloudless sky while you say it. Swallow your tongue, click your teeth together twice before and after each consonant, and be sure to inhale, not exhale, during the seventh syllable. You’ll be fine. **
* By “help,” of course, I mean “completely steer you wrong.”
** No, you won’t. Not unless you ignore everything I’ve just written. Ha! Because my first name is really pronounced like “Gideon,” as in “Gideon’s Bible,” though you have to insert a “w” sound after the “G.” And my last name actually sounds exactly like “Sullivan.” The “bh” makes a “v” sound. In other words: it really is easy. And I’m pretty laid back about it, too. So don’t be afraid to make a mistake. I’m plenty happy if all you do is try!