With biotech entrepreneur Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy rising in the polls, it would be nice if his fellow “competitors” and the news media could get his name right. Being the son of Indian Americans means that the presidential candidate has a different kind of name and many don’t seem to be concerned about how to pronounce it correctly.

It’s not Viv-eck. It doesn’t rhyme with deck or heck or wreck. It’s Vi-vake like cake.

But to former VP Mike Pence at the recent Republican debate, he was Viv-eck. On Fox and Friends, they have called him “Vee-veck.”

There’s plenty of evidence out there to know how his name is pronounced. His wife, Apoorva, calls him “Vake” and the man himself pronounces his name correctly when he’s on the campaign trail. I want to commend Fox News’ Harris Faulkner who pronounces his first name correctly in her interview with Apoorva.

Maybe after enough people start pronouncing his name correctly, the rest of the media will catch on.

With Ramaswamy’s new-found fame, he’s also become the target of the other presidential candidates. In the debate on August 23rd, he was targeted by former VP Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former South Carolina Governor/Ambassador Nikki Haley who called him a “rookie” and don’t think he’s up to the task of being president.

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The other candidates don’t agree with Ramaswamy’s stance on Ukraine and they chided him on being a newcomer with no experience.

As for his name, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Ramaswamy after the debate why he hasn’t corrected everyone’s mispronunciations. He laughed and said, “I appreciate best efforts.”

Vivek’s last name, by the way is pronounced “Rah-muh-swah-mee.”

No matter how his name is pronounced, Ramaswamy seems to be popular with former President Donald Trump who recently said he’d be a good VP pick. He told radio host Glenn Beck during an interview, “He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy.”