I believe the name originates from Croatia but may be mistaken. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of 'Sjaus'?
Most Australians would say 'sjouse' to rhyme with 'house', or sjaws, to rhyme with 'Santa Claus'.
But if 'j' is devoiced following 's' it would sound like 'schouse', or 'schaws'.
Sorry, no idea how it sounds in Croatian.
I don't know anybody special named so. I'm Slavic, so it was easy for me to check on the web even though I never learned Croatian.