My name is Steve Mudie and when I went to register a domain using my (somewhat unique) last name Â it was taken. More to the point it was registered by someone with plans to make a site and they have yet to do so after many years. So, Mudies.com was my fall back.
As for the pronunciation? It has a long U as in the word music. If you can say music then you should be able to say Mudie. 😉