That’s not how they say it! Chrissy Teigen, Joe Manganiello, Alicia Silverstone and more and more Hollywood stars have revealed that their names have been mispronounced throughout their careers.
In September 2018, the Cravings cookbook author took to Twitter to share that his last name is pronounced “tie-gen not tee-gan”. When asked why Teigen had never bothered to correct anyone before, she responded with a witty retort.
“I don’t correct people, ever,” she replied at the time. “They can call me Janet and I won’t. Wrong order? I will eat it. Taxi going to the wrong airport? I will change my flight.
Teigen isn’t the celebrity who revealed the correct way to refer to it. The true blood alum previously explained how to say his tricky last name in a Just Jared video from 2014.
“Hi, I’m Joe Mang-I-Nello,” he said, repeating the line several times in an attempt to teach viewers how to pronounce his nickname correctly.
The how I Met Your Mother actor’s brother, Nick Manganiello, also appeared in the clip. The siblings were asked what the worst iteration of their last name was.
“Too many to list”, the A tree hill said alum. “I mean, probably the people throwing R’s in there, ‘Manga-Relo.'”
Joe’s brother noted that others pronounced the name using a J sound instead of a G, responding that he had heard others say “Manga-jello” and “Man-jello”.
“You missed, like, ten letters bro,” the Magic Mike XXL joked the star.
In 2021, a trending TikTok sound asked, “Tell me what your name is and then tell me how people pronounce it wrong.” Silverstone, who had just joined the platform at the time, participated in the challenge to clarify how to say his first name.
“My name is Ali-see-yuh. Ali-see-yuh. Not Alee-sha,” the clueless star reluctantly revealed in the June 2021 clip. She also captioned the video, “Just a FYI… It’s Ali-SEE-yuh.”
After the Blast from the past the actress set the record straight on her name, with fans commenting on her social media page apologizing for mispronouncing it for decades.
Silverstone responded to a user with the tears of joy emoji and heart emoji. “I don’t mind though!” she replied. “But my sweet mum didn’t like it…so for her…do it right!” Ali-SEE-yuh.
Keep scrolling to see which celebrity names are often mispronounced – and to learn how to pronounce them correctly:
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