Originally Posted by SoxandtheCityTee
Four syllables is correct, in terms of the pronunciation rules. Rules don't apply to people's names, so if Avi says it differently, then that's that. But Av-ee-sah-eel is not obviously wrong, that I know of.
It's the proper Spanish pronunciation. ...sail is not "sale" in Spanish. He had to get it from the man himself, since Hawk mangles other Spanish names.