We have some surprising pronunciations with English names - "St John" is pronounced "Sinj-uhn", "Menzies" is pronounced "Ming".
Hey, thanks for the reply. Is there a software programme with which one could check it first, in case of doubt. Let say, how should one pronounce Gee willikins (American name) or Gee Willikins. /dje: wiílekens /
There are plenty of people in Canada named Menzies. We pronounce it phonetically as one would expect. If we ever knew the Ming thing we have forgotten it.
Thinking of weird English name pronunciation, don't forget Cholmondeley, pronounced Chumley I believe by the English.