My partner-in-crime at the TV station, who is pronouncing Beryl differently than I am, sent me this today:
The National Hurricane Center sent out a pronunciation for Beryl…said it was like Milton Berle. Arlene’s middle name is Beryl, and she and her family always pronounced her name likewise. So, who am I to argue?
In this case, Arlene is Dr. Mel’s wife. Doesn’t this make her a Beryl expert? So, I was going to go back to Beryl said as “burl,” when I got this.
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoy watching your weather reports! I was interested to hear the discussions about how to pronounce ‘Beryl’ because I too have a friend and you pronounced it correctly! I am from England and have lived in CT for three years. I find many words pronounced differently here but expected everyone to be able to say Beryl correctly! BERril!!
And then this.
The official hurricane list of names doesn’t repeat for another seven years. Even that’s too soon!
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I don’t agree that Beryl should be pronounced like “Milton Berle.” Unless you are Ricky Ricardo pronouncing “Milton Berle.”
barrel is how it’s said. i know . i’m a professional pronouncer.
WELL TO GET IT STRAIGHT SINCE YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL PRONOUNCER…YOU ARE WRONG..IT IS “BERYL”…PRONOUNCED BER..YL LIKE BERL, OR MILTON BERL BUT HE SPELLED IT DIFFERENT THAN MY NAME.
Maybe Beryl should pull a Sean P. Combs and start calling itself B-ditty, Ber-daddy and then just Buffy! On the other hand the Hurricane formerly known as Beryl has a ring, but then you’re back to how to say Beryl.
My name is Beryl., I was named after my godmother. Our entire families & most people I meet pronounce it like Milton Berle. Just saying either pronunciation is correct.
MY NAME IS BERYL MY FAMILY IS FROM ENGLAND. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CALLED BERYL AND I HATED THE NAME. THIS NAME WAS GIVEN TO ME AT BIRTH AND I WAS TEASED SO MUCH ABOUT MY NAME I CHANGED IT, THE NAME IS ENGLISH AND PRONOUNCED “BER”YL JUST LIKE IT IS SPELLED.
YOU OTHERS CAN NOT IMAGINE WHAT I WENT THOUGH GROWING UP WITH THIS NAME. CHILDREN WERE VER CRUEL WHEN THEY WOULD SAY MY NAME WHEN I WAS A KID.
BERYL IS PRONOUNCED BER…NOTHING ELSE. IT IS AN ENGLISH NAME.!!