When a parade of White House aspirants enters the 2020 contest, they will bring names that are easy and sometimes confusing. Here is a useful pronunciation guide to help you better enunciate the Democratic list.
This young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who launched an exploratory committee on Wednesday, says he does not mind going to "Mayor Pete."
But if you want to know how to pronounce your last name, it is "boot-edge-edge", "boot-tuh-judge" or even "Buddha Judge".
The origin of Buttigieg is Maltese and is roughly translated as "Lord of the poultry".
Kamala is pronounced as "coma-la".
While on his book tour in early January, Harris, whose mother is an Indian immigrant, told the audience that his first name is a traditional Indian name derived from Sanskrit meaning lotus flower.
Gillibrand is her husband's surname, dating back to medieval England, the Times said.
The former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Castro, of Mexican American descent, says his first name with the Spanish "j".
As in "hoo-lee-AHN", not in "JOO-lee-in".
"Since then, I've always referred to myself as Julian, never Julian," he wrote.
The Democratic senator from Minnesota has not yet entered the 2020 race, but since she considers herself a possible candidate, it would be good to become familiar.
It's "KLOW-buh-shar" – a Slovenian surname.
The first name of the Ohio senator is pronounced as "Sher-uhd".
He is the grandson of a Mexican immigrant with an Italian surname pronounced "Gar-set-ee".
In his concession speech, he pointed to President Donald Trump for mispronouncing his name and calling him "crazy with cold."
"But do not make mistakes about it, you're going to know my name." he swore, "I'm Richard Ojeda, I'm Richard Ojeda, I'm Richard Ojeda and I'm not done fighting!"
Beto O & # 39; Rourke
Robert Francis O & # 39; Rourke, born in El Paso, explained that Beto, "BEH-toe", is a nickname that has disappeared all his life.
"From the first day, in El Paso … If you were born, Robert … your community calls you & # 39; Beto & # 39;" he said during a CNN town hall last year.
And if you stumble upon his Irish name, it's "oh-RORK".
Landrieu is pronounced like "lan-droo".
"When I decide to do it, I'll let you know, but right now, I do not plan on doing it," he told CNN's Jake Tapper last July.
Katie Bernard of CNN contributed to this report.