I would like to be done debating on the proper pronunciation of my middle name. I am named after my grandfather from Bergen. His name was Kjell Ingvard Stolen. My Middle name is Kjell. Here in America, friends referred to him as 'Shell' but I do not believe that is correct. My daughter's German teacher tells her it's 'Kyell'. My daughter's name is Summer Kjell. I don't think that's quite right either. Although I've never been to Norway, my husband and I are both of Norwegian descent and I would truly like to finally properly pronounce my own name!!
This is actually a tricky one since the sound does not exist inn english. I have uploaded a video to YouTube with the correct pronounciation.
The name is a male first name and not used as a middle name inn Norway. It means kettle or helmet. Very masculine and ancient.