She has been in the spotlight for years, but apparently we’ve been saying “Teigen” wrong this whole time.
As someone who commonly has my last name mispronounced (many say “man-WELL;” it’s actually “MAN-you-elle”), I get it. It’s usually easiest just to let the mispronunciation go, even if it means an entire staff of coworkers calls you by the wrong name (it has happened).
I recently learned our entire high school was pronouncing a classmate’s first name wrong (“Nirav”), and he didn’t feel the need to correct anyone for four years.
Even as I type the word “Teigen,” I’m saying it the old way. This is going to take some getting used to.
When it comes down to it, one could make this argument…
IF THE PERSON WHOSE NAME IT IS DOESN’T REALLY CARE HOW IT’S PRONOUNCED, WHY SHOULD WE???