Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC, has been involved in a court case over the past week or so, so has featured in many radio news bulletins recently. His name is pronounced in different ways by different people. The correct pronunciation is AbramOvich, with the stress on the O. This pronunciation applies when Abramovich is a surname, I believe. The -ovich suffix in Russian, however, more often denotes a patronymic, or a Russian's middle name that derives from his father's first name (the female equivalent is -ovna). Abramovich can thus also be a patronymic as well as a surname, in which case it means that the person's father was called Abram. Abramovich as a patronymic is pronounced AbrAmovich, with the stress on the second A (and for some reason, this is the pronunciation that seems to come more naturally to radio newsreaders). Roman Abramovich's patronymic is Arkadievich, which means that his father's first name is or was Arkadii. Roman, by the way, is pronounced with the stress on the A.