Newswire: J.K. Rowling says we’re all mispronouncing the name of He Who Must Not Be Named

There are a lot of weird names in the Harry Potter series, from Albus Dumbledore to Xenophilius Lovegood, but one of the names we all seemed to have a good handle on was that of the story’s main villain, Lord Voldemort. It’s not a normal name, but it’s no Quirinus Quirrell, so most of the world was able to agree that it should be pronounced the way it looks: “Vol-deh-mort.” That’s how they say it in the movies—on the rare occasions that they do say it—and that’s how Ralph Fiennes (another weird name) says it in this interview clip that we dug up when we couldn’t find any good videos of people saying “Voldemort” in the movies.

However, J.K. Rowling—the person who would know—says we’ve all been pronouncing it wrong. This comes from a Twitter discussion during which …

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