Pronunciation: barb-uh-zhay. When you are a Barbie-Playing-Mentor you have people that you are mentoring. The “mentored” person in a relationship is usually referred to as a “Protégé”. This is a french word and it is pronounced “pro-tuh-zhay”. I thought about calling the players a Barbie-Playing-Mentor mentors “barbie-playing-charges” but the use of the word “charge” as a noun referring to people is not that common and I was afraid it would confuse people too much. A barbégé is anyone being guided by a Barbie-Playing-Mentor. Your barbégé might be a child learning to play, a teen looking to round out a babysitting dossier, a friend with children looking to develop into a mentor.