Nick Norelli wrote a post awhile back on “patristic pronunciation” in which he asked his readers about their preference for both “Cappadocians” and “Augustine”. Both ways that he presents are fine, I think. However, the other day in Latin class I thought about a name that nobody pronounces correctly (and if they did, they’d probably be laughed at). Who says “Cicero” the right way? Nobody. “Kickero” would sound ridiculous to our ears.