Pokimane claims that people have been pronouncing her name wrong all this time, but she doesn’t mind.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys is definitely one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, going from a regular personality on Twitch to a certified Internet celebrity, she has definitely made a name for herself .
However, despite being one of the biggest streamers on the Internet today, most people seem to have been pronouncing her name wrong the whole time.
Explaining in Wired’s ‘Most Searched Questions on the Web’ video, Poki revealed that most people have been pronouncing her name wrong from the start.
“The reason I have this name is because obviously because of gaming, I play a lot of Pokemon. And my name is ‘Imane’, so it’s supposed to be a play on words,” she said in the video.
“That’s why it’s actually called Pokimane (poʊkiman), but I understand in English it’s just Pokimane (poʊkɪmeɪn),” she revealed in the video, with her name attempting to play on words. English sounds.
“So I never get mad at people when they pronounce it that way, like call me whatever you want. As long as it’s beautiful.”
Of course, true Pokimane fanatics have known about this before as she has actually revealed this fact multiple times during her live streams.
Previously, she even revealed this fact in an interview with Anthony Padilla, where she joked about adopting the pronunciation so as not to “get into Nintendo’s lawsuit.”
Pokimane answered several other questions in the video, such as talking about how being on Fortnite was one of the high points of her career and revealing that she rarely plays League of Legends again, the game in which she first made her name.