I have been taught that Edward Bach pronounced his name ‘Batch’? What is the correct pronunciation of his last name, and how does the Centre pronounce his name and the name of the remedies?

There are three possible pronunciations. Most people probably pronounce the name ‘Bark’, the same as J S Bach the famous composer.

However, the Bach family originally pronounced their name ‘Baytch’ (to rhyme with the letter ‘h’). When he was a medical student his fellow-students mispronounced his name as ‘Batch’, and the mistake stuck. He was known as ‘Batch’ throughout his medical career, and we still say ‘Batch’ at the Centre to this day.