How to Pronounce "Hilaire"

I know this is kind of a dumb question, but its bugged me for a while. I have asked a couple of people and gotten different "authoritative" answers.

How does one correctly pronounce Belloc's first name?

I've been told its pronounced like "Hill - Air"; and, I've been told its pronounced like "Hillary".

Can anyone put this to rest for me? Thanks! :)

His first name is Joseph.

To pronounce Hilaire in French would be something like " ee lair" as the H is silent.

I hope this helps.Although he became Naturalised British Subject in 1902 he was born in France,so I would imagine he would have prononced his name in French.

Awesome. Thanks! :slight_smile:

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