Dionne Warwick apparently had to constantly correct people's pronunciation of her name. I heard her once in interview saying "Mah name is..." and proceed to say it how she wanted it said: "Dee-yon War-wick". Accent on the first syllable in each word. The 'e' is silent, and the second 'w' is not silent. She got very tired of being called "Dee-own-ee Worrick". The history of her name is rather curious. She was born with the surname Warrick, but when it was misspelled "Warwick" on a concert program she decided she liked that better and changed her name accordingly. Later on she changed it again, to "Warwicke", adding the extra letter on the advice of an astrologer. She dropped the 'e' a few years later and reverted to "Warwick", claiming that the extra letter had brought her nothing but bad luck.