Serial killer name pronunciation

There is a notorious serial killer from Wisconsin named Eddie Gein, who supposedly inspired both the Norman Bates and Buffalo Bill characters. My question is a bit trifling but no one I know seems to know the answer, and I don’t want to sound like a dolt saying it out loud–is his last name pronounced like “wine” or “wane” (or “wean”)?

I think it’s “geen.”



From ‘Ed Gein’ By the Ziggens:

It’s a pretty lighthearted surfabilly type song but i guess this guy was pretty ga-rusome. Anyway, the point of this is that in the song they pronounce it “Geen”, not “Gine”.

Ah, glad I was right. This came up in conversation with a friend of mine recently. She was born & raised in Wisconsin, and tells me her folks would warn her, if she didn’t behave, Ed Gein was gonna come get her.

Thank you!

I just wanted to say that i played on a basketball team named “Ed Gein’s Upholstery”. It wasn’t in Wisconsin so no one knew what it meant.

Ed Gein, Jeffery Dahmer, what’s next? I live in Wisconsin, and I read a book about Eddie when I was eleven or so. That guy was an absolute nightmare – and he DID make lamp shades out of human skin.

I read this fellow regularly in the Washington City Paper and thought this might be of interest:

Buffalo Bill? That’s an ice cream in Australia, one on a stick with a bubblegum nose. Hmm.