How does JK Rowling pronounce Hermione?

People who pronounce Hermione like they do in the films (aka Her-My-O-Nee) are correct. What’s NOT correct is pulling a Viktor Krum and pronouncing it Hermy-Own.

How is Hermione supposed to be pronounced?

It’s pronounced: Her-my-oh-nee.

Hermione was now teaching Krum to say her name properly; he kept calling her ‘Hermy-own’.

Why is Hermione pronounced?

In the book, Rowling included a passage about Hermione helping Viktor learn how to say her name after he kept calling her “Hermy-own.” “‘Her – my – oh – nee,’ she said, slowly and clearly,” wrote Rowling about Hermione.

Is Hermione a real name?

Hermione (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμιόνη [hermi. ónɛː]) Princess of Hermes, is a feminine given name derived from the Greek messenger god Hermes.