We've all been saying Chrissy Teigen's name wrong

Delia Walker
September 20, 2018

But before you go forcing yourself to get used to this new way of life, mentally forcing yourself to undo what you once believed to be true, we have some good news for you!

"Her voice is hurting", Legend explained, adding that fans can continue to pronounce her last name "Tee-gen", despite her recent confession that it's actually "Tie-gen".

The mother-of-two shared her response, saying "I just had a baby but thank you for being soooo respectful". She said it's not pronounced "TEE-gen", but rather "TIE-gen".

If there's anyone who knows Teigen's pain, it's Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr.


And believe it or not, 32-year-old Teigen said it's not in her nature to correct people. They can call me Janet and I won't. I'll trade my flight ... The pop star, however, has been pronouncing it incorrectly on goal. "I should keep it. I'mma keep it", she told Ebro Darden in an Apple's Beats 1 interview.

"My grandparents said [Grandee]". "My brother [Frankie Grande] kinda modified it to "gran-day" because "gran-dee" used to be roughly the Americanized model of it".

What's more, it seems Chrissy isn't the only superstar whose name everyone says wrong.

The cookbook author revealed Sunday night the proper pronunciation of her last name after telling Twitter followers she gave up on correcting people "a long time ago". "It's like music to my ears, so lovely", she praised.


She then followed it up with: "man. you guys are brutal". "But I need you to do it 'cause you do it nearly better than me".

Remember that feeling when you discovered the actual pronunciation of Ariana Grande's last name?

The way we've been pronouncing Steve Buscemi's last name isn't all that different from the correct way to say it.


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