Hermione might be a “normal” name in England, but many American readers of the books struggled with it at the beginning (except for those rare Shakespeare fans). But her name isn’t the only odd or tough name and/or word in the books. Thankfully, however, since the movies came along, super-fans are making sure those important pronunciations are clarified.
One Twitter user put his or her theory to J.K. Rowling about a certain passage in Goblet of Fire and how it relates to pronouncing Hermione’s name correctly.
And Rowling, angel-in-authors-clothing that she is, took the time to respond — and verify.
It stands to reason that many of the people who read the books as children were pronouncing her name wrong, and possibly they were mispronouncing it very similarly to how Viktor Krum was saying it. So Rowling made sure that everyone’s favorite witch got the chance to correct the pronunciation of her name herself, because we all know that’s exactly how Hermione Granger would have wanted it.
You know I’m right.