In Sweden we eat thin pancakes and we just call them "pancakes". The thicker pancakes we call "American Pancakes". We eat our pancakes for dinner or lunch, but we eat it with jam, not with marple syrup. Or mayby you mean Crepes which are French pancakes with a delicious filling inside.
It depends, when I have small long pancakes I use my hands and dip it in a cup of syrup. But when I have big fat pancakes I use a fork and knife. Or when I have small pancakes soaked in syrup I just use a fork. But I'm not saying how to eat them, just how I prefer how to eat them.