An Australian radio journalist has been boasting on social media after getting Jacinda Ardern to personally confirm how she pronounces her name.
Tiger Webb, who works with Radio National, part of ABC Radio in Australia, said he had heard the name pronounced in several different ways on air.
So he rang the New Zealand Parliament to find someone to give him the correct pronunciation, and was put straight through to Ms Ardern herself.
how's this. heard variant pronunciations of jacinda ardern, so called her office. got JA on the blower immediately. she confirmed: AH-durn— Tiger Webb (@tfswebb) October 20, 2017
He said he was surprised that he was able to get the answer to a minor question from Ms Ardern herself.
Mr Webb said he thanked the Labour leader and congratulated her.
Can confirm this happened, and add that Tiges finished the call by saying, "Thank you Jacinda, and may I just say: congratulations." https://t.co/rg6anAWNIw— Alex McClintock (@axmcc) October 20, 2017
A Twitter thread about this has been joined by the former Prime Minister Helen Clark who tweeted in response, "that's New Zealand!".
That's New Zealand!!— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) October 20, 2017
And for the record, the correct pronunciation is "AH-durn".