Some bands have strange pronunciations of their names, that aren't immediately obvious from their spelling.
Entries Beginning with M
Like the singular of a certain small round candy.
That's right, the middle syllable of her first name has the long "i" sound.
I thought it was pronounced "mat-tra-ka", and I bet a lot of her fans pronounce it the same way.
Roy Clark Kent
She was a native of Germany, so this is the German pronunciation.
MSTRKRFT pronounced as Master Craft
As in the late comic actor Art Carney.
pronounced as Me-oos
That's how I've always heard it.
It's spelled like it should be pronounced 'Mee-ka'.
The surname, which she had adopted as a teen, means "free like a bird" in Swahili.
Second syllable rhymes with "pal"
Even though the name contains a plus sign, they say "and". Many people who hear the name before first seeing it in print are bound to assume there's an ampersand or the word "and" and not a plus sign.
long 'o' sound
His first name is pronounced "Morris," and he hated people who pronounced it "more-REESE" as in Maurice Chevalier!
I used to think the name was pronounced "mud-ho-nee" as in the surname Mahoney.
The surname is NOT pronounced like "bubble" at all.
pronounced as MY-oo-S
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by nally. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.