You might be pronouncing these 10 literary names wrong
LONDON — It turns out Voldemort isn’t the only name giving readers trouble. Don Quixote, Daenerys Targaryen and even Violet Beauregarde have been revealed as characters whose names are commonly mispronounced, sometimes in quite spectacular fashion.
Hermione from Harry Potter, Poirot and Oedipus are also among the top ten mispronounced literary names in a new poll from audio books company Audible.
Beowulf and Smaug from The Hobbit are featured too, proving it doesn’t matter if the book was written hundreds or thousands of years ago – they can still cause trouble.