Our names are probably the most personal part of our identity. It's what we respond to. It's what remains with us from the day we're born till the day we die. It pinches a little when friends, co-workers, strangers get it wrong. "Aai-na like China" is usually how I introduce myself (and it usually works!).
Seeing how many of my friends struggled with foreign names, I decided to create HDYSTA to help them pronounce names more easily by breaking them down phonetically. It started out as just a small side project but as requests poured in to add more and more names, it grew into something bigger. I now have over 200 names and counting!