Re:       The name "Womack"

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Jan 19 13:40:33 UTC 2005

An aunt of mine was married to a man Womack: they did not pronounce it
the TX/OH way.

I'll resist responding further to the "are Texas and Oklahoma out of
step" question.

Grant Barrett

On Jan 19, 2005, at 00:04, Steve Boatti wrote:

> Assuming the name is most common in TX/OK, and not too common
> elsewhere, this
> is likely a case of the "locals" pronouncing a local name their way,
> while
> those outside the area, not hearing it spoken often, say it as they
> read it
> according to the normal rules of pronunciation. This occurs often with
> town and
> city names.

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