This Guide Will Help You Pronounce Common Louisiana Last Names And It’s Genius

In a state that’s so unique and features a culture full of major Cajun and Creole influences, things can often be a bit overwhelming for out-of-towners, especially when it comes to pronouncing names! If you aren’t from this area of the country, you may easily out yourself as a tourist when you attempt to pronounce one of our native surnames. If you ever wished that you had your own personal cheat sheet to help navigate you through these difficult names, then it’s time you start writing a thank you letter to reddit user Pompous_Pilot.

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Do you agree with the way that these pronunciations are sounded out on this cheat sheet? Share with us what other family names you think would’ve been perfect for this list and how you pronounce them in the comment section!