LAURA GUENIN (HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME?) :: Guenin is a German name. The 'GUE' is pronounced like the 'GUI' in 'Guinness' ...or [gin-in]. 

Supposedly, my long-long-long distant ancestors were French, worked for the king, and took the German name when forced to flee?? I don't know that I believe any of it, but the story has caused me enough confusion that I have told people most of my life that my last name was French when it's not?