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Lord Evelyn Oakleigh pronunciation 
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Eh-vel-in

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Ee-vel-in

I think it's technically supposed to be Ee, but my director said it didn't really matter and then told us all to say Eh.

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Everyone in our cast called him "Eh-velyn" but because of the joke at the beginning where the reporter calls him Edith and the fact that having Reno call him "Eh-vie" sounds really weird, we switched it to "Eve-elyn". I think that is how it is supposed to be pronounced, however your director may think otherwise. This is a case of "director knows best" I'd say. Go with what they want.

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It is pronounced Eh-veh-lyn. And Reno says Eh-vee. I've never heard of anyone, man or woman, named Ee-ve-lyn.

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Beagle On Stage wrote:
It is pronounced Eh-veh-lyn. And Reno says Eh-vee. I've never heard of anyone, man or woman, named Ee-ve-lyn.


Ditto!

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We said Evelyn... reminds me terribly of Evilene! haha

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On one of the cast recordings, I KNOW she says "Eve-elyn."

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PappyCat wrote:
On one of the cast recordings, I KNOW she says "Eve-elyn."
I live in the UK. Normaly in the UK the name is pronounced EH (if it is a man), and EE (if it is a woman).


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DontDoSadnessxx wrote:
We said Evelyn... reminds me terribly of Evilene! haha


I think the student director tried to sneak in saying Evilene a couple of times too, I caught it, but I never said anything though because, well I'm mature.


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Yeah...on the '87 recording it's EE. Thanks for all the input guys. I know...director knows best. I was just curious.

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Its EEVALYN Like the author Evelyn Waugh.

thats the male pronounciation.

never pronounce it EHvalyn. thats the female way.

I hate idiot directors who dont know that.

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Beagle On Stage wrote:
It is pronounced Eh-veh-lyn. And Reno says Eh-vee. I've never heard of anyone, man or woman, named Ee-ve-lyn.
Your right it is never pronounceed EE-VE-LYN. But there are two pronounciations. They are E-VE-LYN (which is the EH),or EVE-LYN (which is the EE). This is what the people on this board are talking about. I have heard both used for both MALE and FEMAIL.


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We did it as EVE-uh-lin.


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