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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!

FedUpParent Fri 15-Mar-19 09:03:26

Although it will definitely be the Scottish version you should use with it being Harry Potter smile

FedUpParent Fri 15-Mar-19 09:00:45

This is my ex's surname and the entire family pronounce it Scrim-Gore

Crunchycrunchycrunchy Fri 15-Mar-19 08:56:39

Although as a child I always said fi-rens for Firenze and only realised as a teenager that that was wrong. Seeing as they don't say it the italian way at all in the films I've never really kicked the habit.

Crunchycrunchycrunchy Fri 15-Mar-19 08:54:04

OP to answer your next question, Firenze is pronounced feer-en-se (it is Italian). Although in the films they do say fuh-rens. No idea what they say in the audiobooks.

As for the death eater, there isn't one called Rudolph. Do you mean Dolohov? Or Rosier?

OwlBeThere Fri 15-Mar-19 07:50:20

For the longest time I mis-read scrimgeour as scrimegor and pronouncing it as if it were someone who scrimmages blushconfused so now even though I know I’m wrong I can’t say it differently in my head.
In the same way I had a teacher who read Oliver Twist with me in primary school who pronounced Fagin as Fa-gun. So for years Fag-in sounded really alien to me!

CharlyAngelic Fri 15-Mar-19 07:38:50

Good for you @Big
I will continue to say it my way too 😁
We are all individuals !
To some, a spade is a shovel.

Bigearringsbigsmile Fri 15-Mar-19 07:33:35

with a hard g-like in goat

Bigearringsbigsmile Fri 15-Mar-19 07:33:09

i say it scrim-gee-or

CharlyAngelic Fri 15-Mar-19 07:30:28

And of course , Cockburn .

onthenaughtystepagain Thu 14-Mar-19 21:51:00

What about the Featherstones and Cholmondleys ?

Fanshaw and Chumley, although the latter used in Salford for a road is pronounced as it's written.
Always remember Belvoir is pronounced Beever

Random18 Thu 14-Mar-19 19:24:30

West Coast Scotland
Probably scrim-jehr

Now Menzies - that is an interesting one

foxtiger Thu 14-Mar-19 19:21:34

I've known two real people with this name, and I've never heard either of them say their name themselves, but the way other people round them pronounced it was different (in different regions).

The one I knew when I was growing up in the East Midlands, people must have been saying as Scrimjaw, because I actually thought her name was Scrimshaw until I saw it written down.

The one I know now, in the South-West, seems to be called Scrimja (like ninja) by everyone.

CookieSwirlC Thu 14-Mar-19 19:16:18

I always pronounce Merope as Meh-rope never occurred to me it would be
Meh-ro-pee like Penelope.

I also say Fi-renz (sounds a bit like how the Inbetweeners say friends)

CornishMaid1 Thu 14-Mar-19 17:05:35

Scrim-jer with 'jer' like in jurassic.

AmIthatbloodycold Thu 14-Mar-19 17:04:17

Common name here

All pronounce Scrim jer

squishee Thu 14-Mar-19 17:00:49

Along the same lines as ginger.

EstrellaDamn Thu 14-Mar-19 16:57:03

Me too @Ffsnosexallowed smile

fanfan18 Thu 14-Mar-19 16:38:42

Apparently people were calling her Hermy-own

I was one of them!

Ffsnosexallowed Thu 14-Mar-19 16:27:38

Scrim-jehr. Had lots of lectures in the Scrim-jehr building years and years ago.

Walnutwhipster Thu 14-Mar-19 16:26:48

I have a friend who has that surname. It's pronounced scrimjer.

SileneOliveira Thu 14-Mar-19 16:25:06

Common Scottish surname. Scrim-jerr.

999caffeineplease Thu 14-Mar-19 16:19:23

I love the names in Harry Potter

999caffeineplease Thu 14-Mar-19 16:18:08

Scrim-jer, east coast of Scotland. Know a few with this name.

FuzzyPuffling Thu 14-Mar-19 16:05:01


Cinderbelly Thu 14-Mar-19 16:00:14

confused seems I've been pronouncing most of the names wrong grin

Might have to get the audiobook for the car

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