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    Quote Originally Posted by Æmeric View Post
    Phillippe is just a French form of Philip. I would guess he is either of Huguenot or French Canadian descent in the male line.
    Indeed. This is what I dug up:

    The surname Phillippe is French but isn’t pronounced that way. “We have French origins but ended up in Tennessee,” Ryan explained. “So we pronounce it fill-uh-pee.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anlef View Post
    Indeed. This is what I dug up:
    That made me realise I'd never actually (consciously) heard his name spoken before. I looked for a movie review on Youtube where I knew someone would say his name, and sure enough they said 'Philipee' -- which sounds ridiculous, given the name is obviously not Italian. I'd just always thought it was pronounced 'phileep' as per French conventions. (I don't actually see why an American would prefer Italian pronunciation conventions ('philipee') over French ('phileep') anyway.)

    Off topic, I know.

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