Random, but… How do YOU pronounce Louboutin?..!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do YOU pronounce Louboutin?
    Loo-boo-ton : (42 votes)
    24 %
    Loo-boo-tine : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Loo-boo-tan : (24 votes)
    14 %
    Loo-boo-tin : (21 votes)
    12 %
    Other (please specify!) : (20 votes)
    11 %
    Loo-boo-tohn : (27 votes)
    15 %
    Loo-boo-tahn : (42 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Loo-boo-tan…please tell me I’m right!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsSancerre:  You are right! I can’t believe some of the ways I have heard this name pronounced. 

    Post # 6
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I pronounce it the french way. None of the poll options seemed correct for the french pronunciation.

    Post # 7
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I use the French pronounciation. I voted other, but I guess it’s closest to the first one?

    Loo-boo-tuh (nasal uh-n sound), but with a more French pronounciation. Hard to describe.

    Post # 8
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    167 posts
    Blushing bee

    I also pronounce it the french way, which is like, loo-boo-tohn.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @vorpalette:  yeah, that’s why I chose the ending with “tan,” it’s not exactly right, but it’s the closest in my opinion. Hard to spell that nasal sound. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Yeah I think your poll options aren’t specific enough…there’s no way to know if you mean tan to sound like when your skin gets dark in the sun or to sound like “tahn”….or did you mean ton to sound like the measurement or “tohn”, ya know? I think that’s why the results seem a little skewed/confused?

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s loo-boo-ton… and I mean it as in if you were saying “tone” and then stop just as you’re about to pronounce the ‘n’. There is no “n” sound in louboutin even though it’s there at the end. Go to youtube, and type in “how to pronounce Christian Louboutin” and there is a TMZ video of them catching him walking out of one of his parties, and Christian asks the camera man “say my name” and so he says it just like that, and Christian says “bravo”.

    Edit: I’ve studied French for about 20 years. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I studied French for 8 years so I have a tendency to pronounce French words/names the right way. This post reminds me of people constantly pronouncing Moët & Chandon wrong too. Worked for LVMH before my current job and it’s funny how often brands like these are mispronounced. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    ” la button” :p (30 rock anyone?) lol I think I pronounce it Lou boo tine , but I learn :p

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    I pronounce it the french way so its hard to vote because I’m like, do I choose option 1 or option 6 because they are similar but i don’t know how you hea the difference between the two in YOUR head. But then with the French way I also cut it short just before I hit the “n”. 

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