Suppose I am having a conversation with a person who is unfamiliar with Jewish tradition, and the person casually attempts to pronounce the Shem Hameforash according to its letters, as some secular historians do. Should I utter a response of some kind, such as ברוך הוא וברוך שמו οr ברוך שם כבוד? Does it matter what the attempt sounded like?
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It depends on if the person believes in God in the way Jews do: As a single entity with no shituf (so this excludes most, but not all, Christians).
So it depends on the intent of the speaker when he said the name.
You have a separate problem that the person is unlikely to have pronounced the name correctly. So it is probably not God's name anyway.