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Timothée Chalamet Revealed The Real Pronunciation Of His Name, And My Mind Is Blown

Timothée Chalamet Revealed The Real Pronunciation Of His Name, And My Mind Is Blown

Listen, you're a creature of the internet. You've read the words "Timothée Chalamet" a thousand times by now.

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Steve Granitz / FilmMagic

But! Do you really know how to pronounce the name of the man who gave us Young Wonka?

timmy as willy wonka
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OK, so earlier this week Timothée and the rest of the cast of Dune: Part Two (which we are all of course very excited for) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

During the interview, Jimmy mentioned to Timothée that there's a huge Wonka poster above his show's studio — and that it caused him to notice the accent on the first of Timothée's two "e"s in his name.

  Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live

"I want to know how I should handle that," Jimmy asked Timothée — and he revealed all.

  Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live

"Honestly, it's Tee-mo-teh," he explained. "But I would not oblige you to say it like that."

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Timothée went on to insist that he doesn't really care how people say his name, and joked that his parents "cursed" him with the name.

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Nbc / Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images

He also pointed out that he's got some rhyming stuff going on with his name, especially since his middle name is Hal — which led Jimmy to make the connection that Timothée's initials are "THC."

Ha ha ha.

Ha ha ha.

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Watch the entire interview here.