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Comment from admin
Time: July 18, 2013, 3:46 pm

Thanks for your input. As I’ve said before, I got the pronunciation in Scotland. I’ll add a note to my post.

Comment from Rab
Time: July 17, 2013, 11:10 pm

I’ve never met a Blenkiron that didn’t call themselves BLENK-IRON, and I’ve met a lot of Blenkirons. Like BLENK-horn or BLENK-insop…

I always assumed people that moved the split to between the n and the k thought that the name was Irish: It isn’t.

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Time: May 3, 2013, 11:44 am

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Comment from admin
Time: June 3, 2012, 4:07 pm

Thanks for the interesting information on the pronunciation of your name, David. I actually heard it in Scotland and assumed that by saying Blenk-arn I was proving to the natives that I was just an ignorant Yank who probably also said Wor-ses-ter-shire and Lie-ses-ter… So I did actually hear it in a real-life situation, but I suppose that, as for many of these names, there are different pronunciations considered “correct” by the people whose name it is.

Comment from Daniel Blenkiron
Time: May 29, 2012, 10:40 am

It would be interesting to know where you heard/learnt the pronunciation ‘Blen-kir-on’. I’m Australian and we also pronounce our name ‘Blenk-iron’. My father went back to Yorkshire (where the name’s from) and met English Blenkirons who also pronounced the name ‘Blenk-iron’. I would say Blen-kir-on is a mispronunciation.

Comment from admin
Time: August 6, 2011, 7:03 pm

Thanks for your comments, John. I was very interested to hear that you’re a BLENK-arn. Also, thanks for the two verbs; I’m adding them today.

Comment from John Blenkiron
Time: August 5, 2011, 9:10 pm

Re : Verbs of Perambulation

Traipse and Tramp

Comment from John Blenkiron
Time: August 4, 2011, 6:01 am

I always wondered why some people moved the accent on my name to the last half. Must be from the British Isles.

Here in North America we are all BLENK iron. Sometimes the last part sounds like ‘arn’.

Comment from admin
Time: June 18, 2011, 2:52 pm

Thanks, Robin. I’m glad if it was helpful in any way.

Godspeed on your faith journey,

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Time: June 15, 2011, 10:13 pm

Dear Elizabeth:

Enjoyed your essay for people considering joining the Episcopal Church!

Robin Margolis

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Thanks for your comment. I always love running into someone who is a fellow word freak! If you get a chance, please check out my Verbs of Perambulation and Vocalization–maybe you can help me fill in some blanks.

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Hi, Liz! Wow, I thought I was probably the only one. My name comes from a German great-grandfather and I’ve never run across it anywhere before. Do you know where yours comes from?

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