As a parade of White House hopefuls enter the 2020 fray, they'll bring with them names that are easily – and frequently – flubbed. Here's a helpful pronunciation guide to help you better the Democratic roster.
This young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who launched an exploratory committee Wednesday says he doesn't mind "Mayor Pete." you know how to pronounce his last name, it's "boot-edge-edge", "boot-tuh-judge" or even "Buddha Judge."
The origin of Buttigieg is Maltese and roughly translates to "lord of the poultry. "
Kamala is pronounced like" comma-la. "
Gillibrand is here
The former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Castro, or Mexican-American heritage, says his first name with the Spanish "j."
As a "high-lee AHN" not "JOO-lee-in."
The Minnesota Democratic senator has not stepped into the 2020 race yet, But since she's as a potential contender, it should be good to get familiar.
It's "KLOW-buh-shar" – a Slovenian surname.
The Ohio senator's first name is pronounced like "Sher-uhd."
He is the grandson of a Mexican immigrant with a name last name is pronounced "A set-a."
"But make no mistake about it, you're going to know my name. "He did it. "I'm Richard Ojeda! I am Richard Ojeda! I am Richard Ojeda and I'm not done fighting!"
Born Robert Francis O'Rourke in El Paso, he explained that Beto – "BEH-toe" – is a nickname that's gone by his entire life.
"From day one, in El Paso … If you are born Robert … your community calls you" Beto, "" he said during a CNN town hall last year.
And if you're tripped up over his Irish name, it's "oh-RORK."
Landrieu is pronounced like "lan-droo."
"When I decide to, I'll let you know. But right now, I'm not planning to do that. "he told CNN's Jake Tapper last July.
CNN's Katie Bernard contributed to this report.