Re: I solved this when I was eight
"sk-own" or like "sk-un"
Neither of these
No one has ever used those pronunciations. -own is a rhyme with "clown" or "down" except in the standalone word "own". English is like that.
It's pronounced "skon" or "Skohn" ( sk /əʊn/)
But "sk/un". Not even in Yorkshire, where that pronunciation form is common ( e.g. the number "wun" ).
It's equally valid to say "sk/ohn" or sk/on" and you are fully entitled to use which ever you prefer.*
*But the second one is right..