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Pronunciation of Jekyll

Submitted from:  Glasgow, Scotland
Pronunciation:  j ee k l

j ee k l
jug see key let
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Type of Name:  Last Name
Origin:  Scots
Additional Information:  Letter to the Times, Nov. 28, 1980:

Sir,

Mr Roger Lancelyn Green (25 November) asks whether it is known how Robert Louis Stevenson intended the name of Dr Jekyll should be pronounced. Fortunately a reporter from the San Francisco Examiner, who interviewed Stevenson in his hotel bedroom in San Francisco on 7 June 1888, asked him that very question:

‘There has been considerable discussion, Mr Stevenson, as to the pronunciation or Dr Jekyll’s name. Which do you consider to be correct?’

Stevenson (described as propped up in bed ‘wearing a white woollen nightdress and a tired look’) replied: ‘By all means let the name be pronounced as though it spelt “Jee-kill”, not “Jek-ill”. Jekyll is a very good family name in England, and over there it is pronounced in the manner stated.’

Yours faithfully,

Ernest Mehew

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Submitted from:  north of england
Pronunciation:  J:jug ee:see k:key uu:put l:let

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Type of Name:  last name
Gender:  Male
Origin:  scottish
Additional Information:  From the book about Dr.jekyll and Mr.Hyde

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Submitted from:  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Pronunciation:  J EH - k uh l

J EH - k uh l
jug pet   key up let
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Type of Name:  Last Name
Gender:  Male and Female
Origin:  Europe, specific country unknown
Alternate Spelling(s):  Jeckel
Additional Information:  Made famous by the 1886 novella by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

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Submitted from:  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Pronunciation:  JEH-kull
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Type of Name:  Last Name
Gender:  Male and Female
Origin:  Europe, specific country unknown
Alternate Spelling(s):  Jeckel
Additional Information:  Made famous by the 1886 novella by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

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