In a rerun of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, to which my wife has just become addicted, I noticed that one of the doctors, addressing her colleague by his full name, said, “Dr. Preston Xavier Burke”. The middle name was pronounced Eggzavior. This reminded me that in the X-Men movies Patrick Stewart’s character also pronounces his name thus. I’d always thought it was said thus in the movies to underline the connections with Professor X, X-Men, etc but now I’m wondering whether this is a standard pronunciation in the States, or at least a popular alternative one.
If Eggzavier comes can eggzylophone be far behind?