It's been irking me the past day or so since Cecil the lion was killed.
And that is the pronunciation of the lion's name. With people pronouncing the name as "see-sul" instead of "sess-ul".
Clearly you were not a watcher of Dynasty/The Colbys in the eighties when Joan Collins appears as Alexis, the widow of Cecil Colby and former wife of Blake Carrington it is noticable that she is the only one who uses the 'English' pronunciation of the name.
Never watched the show, although there were a few friends from school that watched it.