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    The name Isom?

    I was going through my family tree, and I came across the name of my great (x3) grandfather, Isom Arthur. I've never heard of his first name before, so I was curious, if you have, do you know how to pronounce it?

    Or if you're not sure, what would be your first instinct in how to say Isom?
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    Where was his family from?

    I would pronounce it "eye-som" or "is-om." I can't decide if I like the short "i" or long "i" sound better. My first thought was that it might be a variant of Isham...
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    On that branch, British/Scottish, mainly.

    How is Isham said, like ish-im?
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    I've heard "ish-am" and "is-ham." In the second pronunciation there's not really a "sh" sound, which is what made me draw the line between Isham and Isom. A Google search showed that there does seem to be some sort of connection between the two names. Isom is also a surname, if that helps.
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    That is helpful, thanks!
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