Fact: everyone who comes to Melbourne for the first time will mispronounce Prahran. Our city certainly has its quirks, and one of those quirks is having sometimes illogical pronunciations. A few of Melbourne's suburbs are known to be particularly tricky to say, and we're here to help out.
Please note we are but humble journalists who love Melbourne – not experts in orthoepy (betcha didn't know that word till now). This is only how we know these suburbs to be commonly pronounced. Don't @ us.
How to pronounce Melbourne's trickiest-to-say suburbs
Maribyrnong: Marrah bah-nong. The real trick is remembering how to spell it.
Prahran: Pra-ran or Pran.
Welcome to Pran Market
Lalor: Lay-law. Controversially, we are calling it as lay-law not law-ler. Yes, the area was named after pollie Peter Lalor (who pronounced his name law-ler) but guess what Peter, the people have spoken and the area is these days commonly referred to as lay-law.
The view from Ruckers Hill, North Kit.
Beaumaris: Boh morris. Apologies to any French speakers, we know it’s wrong.
Truganina: True-gah nine-ah. Yeah, that one surprised us too.
Roxburgh Park: Rocks-brah Park.
The famous Briiiiiighton Beach bathing boxes.
St Albans: Snnnorbins. Kind of sounds like it’s a new pokemon.
Brighton: Briiiiiighton. As in, “I’ve done all of Briiiiiighton.”