A better way to pronounce Travis Kelce’s name: Ed Kelce says I tried to correct people on how to pronounce their names.

A better way to pronounce Travis Kelce's name: Ed Kelce says I tried to correct people on how to pronounce their names.

 

We’ve all been fumbling the ball when it comes to saying Travis Kelce’s name.

 

A better way to pronounce Travis Kelce's name: Ed Kelce says I tried to correct people on how to pronounce their names.

NFL defensive tackle Chris Jones brought up an important fact about his Kansas City Chiefs teammate — who, you may have heard, is dating Taylor Swift — while on the sidelines of their game against the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 13.

One of those players, in fact, did not know, asking, “What is it?”

“It’s Travis Kels,” Jones responded. “F—— crazy, right?”

Jones’ fun fact was corroborated last year on an episode of Travis’ New Heights podcast. At the time, Travis’ brother and co-host, Jason Kelce, confronted their dad, Ed Kelce, about never correcting anyone — including his own family — on how to properly pronounce their last name as “Kels.”

“Why in the world did you change your name out of nowhere and now we are Kel-see?” Jason asked. “Why did we think that our name was Kel-see for the first 24 years… 27 years of my life, 25 of Trav’s.”

Ed denied intentionally changing their last name, explaining he only switched it because he “got tired of correcting people.”

“That’s a good reason to stop,” the Philadelphia Eagles player joked. “That’s as good as I’ve heard. So you changed your entire family’s name over generations because you were tired of correcting people.”

Thankfully, Ed didn’t change his tune on whether people should call them the “Kels” family from now on.

“Do whatever you want,” he urged. “I did.”