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Chrissy Teigen Says Everyone's Been Pronouncing Her Last Name Wrong!

Chrissy Teigen Says Everyone's Been Pronouncing Her Last Name Wrong!

Chrissy Teigen caused a stir on social media when she revealed that mostly everyone has been pronouncing her last name incorrectly.

“[Gave] up a long time ago,” the 32-year-old cookbook author tweeted to her followers. “last name is tie-gen not tee-gen.”

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A fan then pointed out that she actually pronounces it “tee-gen,” to which she responded, “I know. I even correct people when they say it correctly. it’s all v effed up”

Finally, Chrissy posted a video pronouncing her last name correctly. Watch below!

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  • Curt Noydb

    …and no one really give a sh!t about her or how to pronounce her name.

  • Curt Noydb

    …and no one really give a sh!t about her or how to pronounce her name.

  • mahbelle

    exactly. she must have run out of things to be OUTRAGED about.

  • mahbelle

    exactly. she must have run out of things to be OUTRAGED about.

  • mahbelle

    exactly. she must have run out of things to be OUTRAGED about.

  • Moe Grayson

    Why is she even relevant? No talent!

  • Jack Lean

    Does her pronunciation sound like “Overexposed?”
    It should.

  • Tom

    JJ must be on Chrissy’s payroll because why else would he keep giving this attention whore top news

  • laura

    Of course. It’s a german word.

  • Jean Morel

    I have no idea who she is, but just looking at the name I apparently pronounce it correctly. Who would look at that name and say “tee-gen”?

  • Lexi

    I and everyone I know tend to pronounce it ‘Only famous because of your husband but since you are on twitter all the time giving your opinion on things that no one asked for you think you are an actual star’.

  • Marlena

    Nope, her father is of Norwegian heritage.

  • Marlena

    Nope, her father is of Norwegian heritage.

  • laura

    Yet, it’s a german word and the pronounciation is the same as if it was german.

  • Ribb Rotgut

    I guess women really do rank higher in the psychological characteristic of “agreeableness” just as Jordan Peterson said because there is no way in hell I would pronounce my own last name incorrectly just to go along with everyone else’s ignorance.

  • Marlena

    it might also be a german word, but in this context it is a norwegian surname of old norse origin from the word “teigr” meaning strip of land. the word later transformed as “teig” is a part of a farm that is cut of from the rest of the property. The son who got this part of the farm usually took the name “Teigen”.

  • laura

    Interesting. Are you Norwegian?

  • Marlena

    Yes I am

  • laura

    cool