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Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, 84.

In Australia we pronounce his name as Col-in, in the USA as Coe-lin, why ?
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Despite his parents' pronunciation of his name as /?k?l?n/ (KOLL-in), Powell pronounced his name /?ko?l?n/ (KOHL-in) from childhood on after the World War II flyer Colin P. Kelly Jr.[19] Radio and television reporters have used Powell's preferred pronunciation
    
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Fair enough, but I never heard MCC, Michael Colin Cowdrey, referred to as Michael Kohl-in Cowdrey or Australian opening batsman, Colin McDonald as Kohl-in McDonaldWink
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I doubt Colin Kelly was Jamaican or pronounced his name the Powell way. I doubt they pronounce Colin the Powell way in Jamaica. I think Coe-Lin made it up.Wink
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Powell's parents, Jamaican immigrants and subjects of the British empire, pronounced their son's name KAH-lin. But Powell's childhood friends in the South Bronx, impressed by the heroic exploits of World War II flyer Colin P. Kelly Jr. (known as KOH-lin), altered the pronunciation and its been KOH-lin Powell ever since.

Oh, well. Could be wrong. Known by who is the question.
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I would have thought you’re entitled to pronounce your name any way you like. I remember working with someone called Sean but pronounced Seen. Perhaps that is more common that I think but I have never encountered it before or since. 

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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

I doubt Colin Kelly was Jamaican or pronounced his name the Powell way. I doubt they pronounce Colin the Powell way in Jamaica. I think Coe-Lin made it up.Wink

Colin Purdie Kelly Jr. (/?ko?l?n/ KOHL-in; July 11, 1915 – December 10, 1941) was a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress pilot
    
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I think names should be phonetic so that they are pronounced as they read - makes it easier for everyone- and when I am elected dictator I will mandate that.Wink If you want to be called Seen spell your name Seen.
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Originally posted by Baghdad Bob Baghdad Bob wrote:

Fair enough, but I never heard MCC, Michael Colin Cowdrey, referred to as Michael Kohl-in Cowdrey or Australian opening batsman, Colin McDonald as Kohl-in McDonaldWink

 varse or vayse (vase)

 tomarto or tomayto...

 let's call the whole thing off...

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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

I think names should be phonetic so that they are pronounced as they read - makes it easier for everyone- and when I am elected dictator I will mandate that.Wink If you want to be called Seen spell your name Seen.

 how does one get Shawn from Sean?

 Why is Bill a shortening of William? And Bob a mini Robert?

 Why do people named John get called Jack?

 Women named Margaret get called Peg...why?

 these conundrums may never be resolved...

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This surname takes the cake..

Featherstonehaugh is pronounced 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwO3s75HDJQ

FAN-shaw  (/?fæn???/ FAN-shaw

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What about that celtic name ?  Spelling not sure exactly , but,  Siobhan ???    Whats that ?
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I think it's Welsh
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 Ngaire is pronounced Nyree...


 
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According to google Siobahn is Irish


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How do you pronounce it ??
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Worked with a girl called Siobhan, her parents were Irish
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Thanks.  Interesting.
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N. Yunupingu, an acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, is remembered as a "trailblazer" of Indigenous and contemporary art after her death on Wednesday.
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