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How do you pronounce scrimgeour?

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Cinderbelly Thu 14-Mar-19 08:43:14

I am currently reading the last Harry Potter book and this is really bugging me.

I struggled with hermione until I watched the first film (in my head I was reading it as her-me-on-ee) but every time I see the new minister for Magic's name my head reads it differently!
Scrim-ee-gour? (Our like tour and like hour)
Scrim-ger? Both with a hard and soft g!

Please help I am a professional woman in my late thirties and this is driving me nuts!

Haveacupofcoffee Thu 14-Mar-19 08:44:43

I’ve always said something like scrim-jaw in my head

justmyview Thu 14-Mar-19 08:45:15


ClaraMatilda Thu 14-Mar-19 08:46:27

Scrim-jor, with the second syllable as in George.

LadyRochfordsSpangledGusset Thu 14-Mar-19 08:49:08

Scrim-Jurh smile With Jur said like the Jura mountains...

Singlenotsingle Thu 14-Mar-19 08:51:22


YessicaHaircut Thu 14-Mar-19 08:54:36

Not sure how it’s supposed to be pronounced but in my head it’s scrim-jaw.

Astrid0208 Thu 14-Mar-19 08:54:41

Scrim jower, to rhyme with shower. Hopefully someone who paid attention to the films will come along soon!

BeGoodTanya Thu 14-Mar-19 08:57:31

SCRIM-jor for me.

The pronunciation that I seem to alter every time I say it in HP6 (reading it aloud currently to my six year old, who is getting bored ‘with all the kissing’) is Felix Felicis. My Latin is scant, and I’m not sure where the emphasis in ‘felicis’ goes. FEL-ic-is? Fel-IC-is?

kaytee87 Thu 14-Mar-19 08:59:08

Scrim jower

^ this too

Singlenotsingle Thu 14-Mar-19 09:08:24

Feleesis. I did Latin but it was a long time ago.

YerAWizardHarry Thu 14-Mar-19 09:11:10

Audiobooks say SCRIM-jer

PodgeBod Thu 14-Mar-19 09:12:41

Scrim-gow-er which is probably really wrong. I also couldnt pronounce Hermione until Krum sounded it out grin

Eliza9917 Thu 14-Mar-19 09:13:45


IWantChocolates Thu 14-Mar-19 09:17:49


And felix fell-ee-sis.

blackteasplease Thu 14-Mar-19 09:22:26

I always pronounced it scrim-jaw in my head. But then the films had it s scrim-jer so I guess I had it wrong

But I used to pronounce Draco as Draco rather than drake-o like in the films so what do I know?

TheGirlWithAllTheFeathers Thu 14-Mar-19 09:23:07

I'm east coast Scottish

LeekMunchingSheepShagger Thu 14-Mar-19 09:23:25


amusedbush Thu 14-Mar-19 09:23:55

SCRIM-juhr. I'm Scottish.

amusedbush Thu 14-Mar-19 09:25:19

I also couldnt pronounce Hermione until Krum sounded it out

That's why JK Rowling put that part in the book. Apparently people were calling her Hermy-own!

wafflyversatile Thu 14-Mar-19 09:28:00

My old teacher was scrimjer.

FrancisCrawford Thu 14-Mar-19 09:29:41


East coast Scottish and know a few folk with this surname - all say it this way

fussychica Thu 14-Mar-19 09:30:29

When the books first came out DS was at primary school and came home to say his teacher was talking about Hermy owne and he had to correct her shock Bet that went down wellgrin

MinesaPinot Thu 14-Mar-19 09:32:19


DH always refers to Hermione as Hermy-own, and has done since he read the first book.

Rumbletum2 Thu 14-Mar-19 09:32:50

I’m sure I saw a “making of” video somewhere in which Daniel Radcliffe and the other younger cast members were discussing this and they were saying Scrimjer.

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