Like Hauppauge, which is pronounced "Hop-Hog". Or Quogue, which is "Kwog".
Years ago, I attended law school in Boston. Arriving there with my parents, we had no clue about the area. The biggest road in Boston is Commonwealth Avenue, on which my school (BU) was located. We stopped our car and asked a resident how to get to Commonwealth Avenue. He looked at us funny, thought a second, and then his lightbulb went off -- "Oh, you mean KarmAvvv." KarmAvvv? That's what they call it there.
Are there any odd-sounding names near you?