‘How is Owen spelt Eoghan’.
In case you weren’t aware, there’s a lad from Laois currently competing in the Australian version of Love Island.
And he’s caused quite a stir on the show, after kissing two girls and coupling up with another in just two days.
However he’s also creating a buzz outside the down under villa and it’s all down to the confusion the Aussie’s have over his name.
The real estate worker from the Gold Coast moved to Australia from Laois in 2006 and is named Eoghan – a name which would be spelled ‘Owen’ in Oz.
And Australian viewers can’t understand how you get ‘Owen’ from ‘Eoghan’.
— Mrsd._ (@RealMrsD_) October 8, 2019
How is eoghan pronounced Owen someone pls explain #LoveIslandAU
— Kimia (@kimiasss) October 9, 2019
— Tafie (@_SaintHunter) October 8, 2019
ok why tf is eoghan pronounced as owen LMFAOOO #LoveIslandAU
— karlee jenner (@kassamsdarling) October 8, 2019
white people really be out here spelling Owen like eoghan #LoveIslandAU
— ariesthot (@dahliaamelia_) October 8, 2019
I don’t like how Eoghan parents spelt his name. I had a very long discussion with my sister about the pronunciation like “Oag en”? Like Logan? “Eeeghan”? Like Megan? “Ee og en”???? …??? And It’s just owen? That’s … a choice. #LoveIsIandAustralia #LoveIslandAU
— Jett Dalmau (@Jett_Shae) October 8, 2019
I wonder if any of them know his name is spelt ‘Eoghan’ not ‘Owen’ #LoveIslandAU
— zoe ♡ (@zoelouise01) October 8, 2019
okay this is my first time watching love island and there is absolutely no way that this guy is named ‘eoghan’ pronounced owen i- #LoveIslandAU
— h (@jonniejock) October 8, 2019
As you can see, there’s quite a lot of confusion…
Ironically Eoghan isn’t the only one on the show… the narrator of the reality show is none other than Eoghan McDermott.
The Eoghan’s are going global people!