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 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Bernard Hill was on telly for some Titanic documentary and said "I'm Bern-ard Hill", using the American pronunciation rather than the correct Manchester pronunciation "Bern-ud". I'm assuming it 'cos it was an American production. Has any other actor or anyone done that? Mispronounced their own name?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Well... I don't know about ME, but I know others mispronounce my last name all the time... they usually say "Throat Warbler Mangrove"!big grinbig grinbig grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

My name is Alexander Alexandropreposterous.

Just call me preposterous.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

My name is Pall Mall and I mispronounce it Paul Maul.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Well... I don't know about ME, but I know others mispronounce my last name all the time... they usually say "Throat Warbler Mangrove"!big grinbig grinbig grin

Except for the last part, it’s the same with my last name.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Well... I don't know about ME, but I know others mispronounce my last name all the time... they usually say "Throat Warbler Mangrove"!big grinbig grinbig grin

Thats funny. I do love a bit of Pie-thorn on here wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I am from Sweden and my (first) name apparently pronounced differently in the states than back home in Sweden but I am fine with that because most Americans can`t pronounce it correctly, even though they getting better and better on each occasion I visit U.S.A. and the Fans of Film Music event.

My dad have an American cousin who is born in Sweden as Bengt but his parents moved to the states when he was about 4 years old and in the states they do not say Bengt but rather Ben but I guess that is more like a nickname than wrongfully pronounced name.

But I can`t recall hearing any celebrity pronounce their name in a different way that they usually do.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Well... I don't know about ME, but I know others mispronounce my last name all the time... they usually say "Throat Warbler Mangrove"!big grinbig grinbig grin

Thats funny. I do love a bit of Pie-thorn on here wink


Thanks, guys, good stuff for a dreary Monday morning! wink

When I was a child I hated my first name - Jack. It was always "Hi Jack, where's Jill?", "Where's your beanstalk?" (in my rebellious teens, I would sometimes make a lewd gesture if the person was of my peer group); and of course I was called Jack: Sprat, In-The-Box, Rabbit, and in teen years, Off, Meehoff, Youoff, etc.
At work I picked up them nickname Jackaroni as a result of a workpal who was Chinese and the way he pronounced my first and last name.

It's weird but sometimes when signing my name (and I think my fine motor skills are pretty decent) I leave out the "C" and I write Jak and then have to go back and try to squeeze the "C" back in.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As with Tobias, people say my name differently in English than in Norwegian (obviously). So I tend to "Anglify" my own name when I introduce myself abroad.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

How many different pronunciations of Thor can there be??!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

You'd be surprised. In Norway, we don't pronounce the 'h'. It sounds like more TOUR (and with a rolling 'r').

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

How can you pronounce it wrong in norway?!
Thats ironic!! smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Nestlé used to have advert for "Nestle's Milky Bar" where it was pronounced just like the word "nestles". After years of hearing that, having to say "Nesslay" just feels wrong and pretentious.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Good old nestles and the milky bar kid!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I've heard Walter Koenig pronounce his name as Kay-nig. Hasn't he seen Space: 1999?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Nestlé used to have advert for "Nestle's Milky Bar" where it was pronounced just like the word "nestles". After years of hearing that, having to say "Nesslay" just feels wrong and pretentious.

Oh yah that's happened with a few products. Nike/Nike-e and other stuff.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I've heard Walter Koenig pronounce his name as Kay-nig. Hasn't he seen Space: 1999?

Don't you mean "Kone- ig?

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Oh yah that's happened with a few products. Nike/Nike-e and other stuff.

I think Adidas became Adeedas.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Oh yah that's happened with a few products. Nike/Nike-e and other stuff.

I think Adidas became Adeedas.



And Eye-Key-Ah has become (probably quite rightly) Ee-Kay-Ah.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

In the Bahamas, Cay is pronounced "Key", Okey?

 
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