Because as it turns out, fans have been saying it wrong for years.
“It is my fault that nobody knows how it’s actually pronounced because I never corrected anybody for decades,” the Twilight star said on the July 5 episode of The Unplanned Podcast With Matt & Abby. “It is technically Lout-ner, but I just never in interviews or anything stopped somebody and said, ‘It’s not Lawt-ner. It’s Lout-ner.'”
However, Taylor isn’t offended if you’ve made the mistake.
“I just go with whatever,” he continued. “I don’t care.”
As for why the actor didn’t point out the mistake sooner, he suggested that he was too nervous to tell someone they weren’t saying his name the right way during his earlier years in the industry.
“I think when I was 11, like after Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” Taylor, now 31, added, “I wasn’t gonna tell people they were pronouncing my name wrong.”