There are some names, usually associated with the elite, that are pronounced totally different from how they are written.
The surname Cholmondely is pronounced Chumly.
And Magdalen College Oxford is pronounced Maudlin.
It’s how the rich and privileged keep us in check.
In all the world, there is nothing so grating as an American who has never been to England, talking about Buckingham Palace. Pronouncing it American style sounds as though you are speaking from a trailer park.
The word "Saint" as part of a Saint name bothers me also. I used to eat at a place across from Westminster Palace called, "In the shadow of St. Stephen's."
All these years later, I still pronounce the "saint" in those constructs as a Brit would.
Is it true that they no longer call that famous tower, The Tower of St. Stephen?
(The "Westminster" part of Westminster Abbey gets screwed up over here also.)