Resident Evil Village: We May All Be Pronouncing Lady Dimitrescu’s Name Wrong

While many around the world have already fallen in love with the 9’6″ tall vampire lady known as Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village, we may all have been pronouncing her name wrong.

During the most recent Resident Evil Village Showcase, What’s Good Games’ Brittney Brombacher was speaking about the Resident Evil Village demo when she said “Something is telling me it won’t involve casual teatime with Lady Dimitrescu.”

Brombacher’s pronunciation of Lady Dimitrescu as “Lady Dimitreesk” was a bit shocking for some, including @_Reecieboy on Twitter, who didn’t realize the “u” was silent in her name.

While she received many questions about how she said Lady Dimitrescu, Brombacher confirmed that “Capcom briefed me on how to say it properly (believe me, I asked) and they approved the take, soooo take that for what you will. ;)”

According to SurnameDB.com, the last name Dimitrescu has Eastern European and Russian origins and many YouTube pronunciation videos, including one from Pronounce Names from six years ago, include the “u” at the end.

However, it’s also important to remember that Resident Evil Village is not based on the real world and makes up its own history, so who’s to say Lady Dimitrescu can’t choose how that spooky world says her name.

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Resident Evil Village is set to be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on May 7, 2021.

For more on Lady Dimitrescu, check out the evolution of our favorite tall vampire lady and her daughters as part of our IGN First coverage of Resident Evil Village.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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