I wonder what percentage of people out there in the world have a name that’s difficult to pronounce. Like listen, I’m glad I’m not like a Sarah Smith (or a Jack Carpenter, LOL) but at the same time, only people who have difficult to pronounce names know how exhausting it can be to constantly hear your name misheard or misread —so exhausting that you might just eventually give up on correcting anyone anymore.
And apparently, that’s been an issue for major celeb Chrissy Teigen her entire life because she only recently announced she can no longer live this lie anymore. Her name, which everyone in the world has always pronounced as Tee-gen, is actually pronounced Tie-gen.
WHAT?! Chrissy, how could you keep this a secret from us? You are like the ultimate celebrity and this seems like just a little bit too big of a deal to not get it right.
I was pissed at my high school graduation where you filled out a card so they wouldn’t mispronounce your name, and guess what? They still mispronounced my name. Also my last name is three letters long and it blows my mind that people don’t guess it correctly on the first try. (PS: it’s Ray-oh).
This is a seriously selfless move to just let yourself be a huge celeb like that and let your last name slide every single time it is spoken on TV or literally anywhere else. And she was just so nonchalant in her announcement on Twitter you can tell she really has completely given up.
Fans out there are feeling TERRIBLE about this sending her all kinds of apology tweets but I have to say, I don’t think there’s any going back now, she’s right. Teigen has accepted it and maybe we should all accept that our names are never going to be pronounced right either. *Sigh*
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