We’ve All Been Pronouncing Chrissy Teigen’s Name Wrong

Florence Fletcher
September 20, 2018

So yes, while we were struggling to ideal our "Saoirse" (SER-SHA) and "Ratajkowski" (RAT-UH-COW-SKI), we were carelessly calling queen Chrissy by the last name TEE-GEN (hard "g"). The model and Lip Sync Battle host would actually rather you not. Teigen has even candidly discussed her stretch marks, and the 32-year-old doesn't shy away from documenting almost every detail of her everyday life-breastfeeding and nude meal prep included.

She pointed the error out on Twitter at the weekend and revealed that the correct way to say her name is Tie-gen not the Tee-gen that most people use. Taking to her Twitter account, the brunette beauty uploaded a video of her swollen knee and said: "Errr I just fell down the stairs".

Also if you say "I've been saying "Tie-gen" the whole time" you're telling a lie-gen because no one was saying "Tie-gen", not even Chrissy Tie-gen was saying Tie-gen.

Chrissy Teigen isn't the only star whose name is constantly mispronounced. "They can call me Janet and I won't". During an August interview with Beats 1, Grande said her last name and pronounced it as "Gran-dee", as opposed to "Grahn-day". Imperfect advise? I'll eat it. Taxi going to the contaminated airport?

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Even she gave up and started pronouncing it the wrong way too!

In response to a fan who noted that she herself says "Tee-gen" on camera, Chrissy wrote, "I know. It's Tie-gen. Isn't that right mom?" Vilailuck simply and hilariously replies from the kitchen, "Yep!"

"She was very supportive and I'm glad we made it worth her while". Ancestry.com has that Teigen comes from the Old Norse word teigr, which means "strip of land". Most likely pushed by her jealous rival, Chrissy Tee-gen.

The life-changing realisations don't stop there either, oh no.

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