Raven-Symoné reveals why she allows people to mispronounce her name


Raven-Symoné was told to mispronounce her name at a young age.
The 37-year-old actress - who is best known for having starred in the title role Disney Channel sitcom 'That's So Raven' from 2003 until 2007 - revealed earlier this week that although the second half of her double-barrelled moniker has always been pronounced publicly like Simone, it is actually "See-mon-ye" and after receiving questions from fans, took to social media on Monday (23.01.23) to explain the situation.
Speaking in a video posted to TikTok, she said: "Yo, people out here real mad that I never said, 'Hey, my name is Raven-Symoné and you're watching Disney Channel,'I didn't do that because at a very young age I was told to tell people my name was Raven-Symoné and it just never left my body. Except when I go to French-speaking countries. I'm like, 'Yeah, it is spelled that way and that's how it should be pronounced.' But coming here, to where I'm living, Raven-Symoné is just fine."
The former 'View' host - who is five seasons into the 'Raven's Home' reboot - went on to clarify that she "doesn't correct people" on the pronounciation of her name and insisted that she is "not tripping" over the technical inaccuracy.
She added: "So, yes. I don't trip over it. I don't correct people, but the correct spelling of my name is pronounced Raven-Symoné, but you can call me Raven-Symoné. I'm not tripping over it."
recently reflected on the longevity of the franchise upon its 20th anniversary.
Meanwhile, Raven - whose full name is Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday - recently reflected on the success of her Disney franchise and was "so happy" that fans still remember her for starring as the teenage psychic and wannabe fashion designer.
She said: "It's our 20th anniversary and it's amazing how long this franchise brand has lasted in the hearts of the community. I'm so happy for it. And the fact that 'That's so Raven' is also a sentence, is crazy to me. Now, where's my coin? Nah, I’m just playing!"