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7 Most Mispronounced Literary Names!


We think Voldemort isn’t the only name which is giving readers some serious trouble. As a matter of fact, J.K. Rowling says we’ve all been pronouncing Voldemort’s name completely wrong!! The alphabet “T” is completely silent in his name!

There are a few characters whose names are commonly mispronounced, sometimes in quite spectacular fashion. Harry Potter’s Hermione, Poirot and Oedipus are among the top seven mispronounced literary names we could come up with.

We all do a little goof-up with the language English, but don’t you worry now, we here at Curiouskeeda have carefully prepared the anchors with how to properly pronounce common foods! Along with words,
we all do some good-ups with food names and words also, read them to find the correct pronunciation.


Sophocles’ infamous character from Oedipus Rex is pronounced


The Harry Potter heroine pronounces her name as-


Unbelievably, somewhere around 15% of readers think Agatha Christie’s detective is called-

Violet Beauregarde

If you want to stay on the impatient girl from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’s good side, pronounce her name as:

Piscine Patel

The Life of Pi is mispronounced by 11% of the population:

Daenerys Targaryen

The Game Of Thrones character by George RR Martin is mispronounced by 28% people.


The character Smaug from The Hobbit is pronounced as:

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