Raven Symoné Explains Why She Never Corrects People Who Mispronounce Her Name: I Don’t Trip Over It
You’ve been pronouncing Raven Symoné’s name incorrectly, but she’s okay with that!
According to famed Disney star Raven Symoné, the general population has been led astray when it comes to the correct pronunciation of her name.
In a funny TikTok video, the 37-year-old actress, full name Raven Symoné Christina Pearman, shared the correct way to say Symoné. As a caption over the video she wrote:
“Yo, that’s Raven Symoné…It’s pronounced See-mon-ye”
Those who know…KNOW… fit was cray that day.
After the video began making its rounds, many people started to question why the entertainer never used her platform on Disney to set the record straight. One user commented:
“The whole time ‘I’m raven simone and you’re watching Disney channel’ you could have said it right cause how they gon make you say your own name wrong?”
While another added:
“Well whose fault is that.”
Symoné, who has been acting since childhood, appearing on hit series such as “The Cosby Show” and “Full House,” had mega success with the Disney network. The entertainer starred in a namesake series on the channel titled “That’s So Raven,” as well as in several DC movies and music videos.
Symoné also participated in the Disney tradition of stating her stage name and drawing the iconic Mickey logo during commercials. However, the TV star shared that once she was told to keep the pronunciation simple, it kind of just stuck with her. In a follow-up TikTok, she stated:
“No I didn’t [correct people] because at a very young age I was told to tell everybody my name was Raven Symoné (See-mon) and it just never left my body…so yes I don’t trip over it [and] I don’t correct people”
Symoné joins a growing list of celebs who are setting the record straight about the pronunciation of their names. Back in 2018, model Chrissy Teigen revealed her last name is not pronounced “Tea-gan” but “Tie-gan.” Additionally, pop star Ariana Grande revealed her last name isn’t pronounced “Grahnd-eh” but “Grahnd-ee.”
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