I was endlessly frustrated with the name when I was younger. Most people say my first name wrong so I end up as Jason Tweegiul. I don't bother to correct people any-more. I often say, it's just pronounced Tile as in roof or floor tile. Looks pretty, but is, in-fact just plain old Tile. Much like Ne-dell coming from Needle. Or Le-dell from Ladle.
I've got used to the name now and no longer think of changing it to Jason Smith or Spider Mann.
It is a bit different, as there seem to be a lot of van Tuijls but not so many Tuijls. And I can always make out it is really posh like Twasgell - accentuated with a French accent or something.
Why has an English man got a Dutch name? My grandad was Dutch, came over here after the war.
|Grandad Tuijl (right) with his brother visiting|
from Holland in his garden in Whittlesey, Cambs
sometime in the 1970's (taken my by uncle Con Tuijl)