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    Default Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_(given_name)
    [Gerry = Jerry in pronunciation]

    Gerry | Define Gerry at Dictionary.com
    [Gerry = pronounced as /geri/]

    Which's correct ? thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    Gerry and Jerry are pronounced the same way.

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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    Of course a person can pronounce his own name as he wishes, but if I saw Gerry I would start with the Jerry pronunciation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    The surname of Mr Gerry was apparently pronounced as in 'get'.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    Thank you all,

    While Chicken Sandwich and Barb_D think Gerry is pronounced the same way as Jerry,
    5jj thinks it should be pronounced as /geri/.

    So, I'd draw the conclusion that both are possible as native English speakers pronounce this 'name' differently.

    Thanks a lot again

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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    While Chicken Sandwich and Barb_D think Gerry is pronounced the same way as Jerry,
    5jj thinks it should be pronounced as /geri/.

    So, I'd draw the conclusion that both are possible as native English speakers pronounce this 'name' differently.
    Gerry is normally pronounced the same way as Jerry, and most native speakers would pronounce it in this way. It just happens that the Mr Gerry I referred to pronounced his surname with the intitial letter /g/ as in 'get'.
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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    The main difference in the answers in the thread so far is that 5jj was referring to "Gerry" as a surname and everyone else has been referring to the first names Jerry and Gerry.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Gerry -> Jerry or g as in Gary

    It's like John Paul Getty keeping his boat at the end of a jetty.

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