Ok, this weird name is pronounced va-'sE-lE-o-s. Other common variants of the exact same name include Vasilis, Basilis, Vasily, Vassily, Vassilly (put as many Ss and Ls as you wish there) and many others. None of them is more correct than the others. Most of the variants are actually grammatically wrong. The correct form of the name in the English language would be Basileios. Of course, the real translation in English is Basil ('ba-z&l,'bA-z&l). It derives from the Greek word basilikon, from neuter of basilikos, meaning "royal". The word itself is actually an adjective.


most non-Greeks cannot even be bothered pronouncing it, so they simply call me Vas or Bill