Taylor Lautner Says We've All Been Mispronouncing His Name 'For Decades'

“It is my fault that nobody knows how it’s actually pronounced,” the “Twilight” star explained.

Add Taylor Lautner to the growing list of Hollywood stars who are having to set the record straight on the correct pronunciation of their names.

The “Twilight” actor made the surprise revelation last week while appearing on “The Unplanned Podcast With Matt & Abby” alongside his wife, Tay Dome Lautner.

“It is technically Lowt-ner,” he said. “It is my fault that nobody knows how it’s actually pronounced because I never corrected anybody for decades.”


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Despite the clarification, Lautner said he doesn’t mind if fans revert to the pronunciation they’ve grown accustomed to in the years since he’s been acting professionally.

“Just go with whatever. I don’t care,” he quipped. “Laht-ner. Lawt-ner. Lowt-ner. It’s all the same thing.”

Of course, Lautner can take solace in the fact that other stars ― including Adele, Joe Manganiello and Raven-Symoné ― have had to go on the record to clear up how their names are pronounced.

The actor has been enjoying a busy summer. Last week, he made a surprise appearance at Taylor Swift’s Kansas City concert, where he demonstrated some impressive gymnastics moves onstage.

Lautner and Swift dated in 2009 and co-starred in the 2010 romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day.” Their relationship is said to have inspired the song “Back to December” on Swift’s 2010 album, “Speak Now” ― a rerecorded version of which was released last week on “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”

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