25 Celebrity Names You've Been Pronouncing Embarrassingly Wrong (Photos)

At times, it can be pretty hard to figure out the pronunciation of some people's names.

Especially when the name is something insanely creative that sounds more like an exotic disease.

Seriously, why can't everyone just name their kids simple things like Joe and Sally?

A while back we showed you how to pronounce all of those fashion labels you've probably been saying incorrectly your entire life.

This made us contemplate some of the other sh*t we mispronounce on the reg, and we realized celebrities also have some pretty insane names that don't roll off the tongue too easily.

If your celebrity pronunciation skills are on the same level as Starbucks' spelling abilities, don't worry, the days of butchering the names of your favorite movie stars is about to become a thing of the past.

We've put together a handy pronunciation guide that will finally help you figure out how the hell to pronounce all sorts of A-List names like "Chiwetel Ejiofor" and "Saoirse Ronan."

So next time someone asks you what actress starred in your favorite movie, you won't have to lie and say you don't remember to avoid sounding like an idiot.

Take a look at the pictures below to see 25 celeb names you've probably been saying wrong.

Charlize Theron

Eva Mendes

Lindsay Lohan

Amanda Seyfried

Steve Buscemi

Lupita Nyong'o

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Mariska Hargitay

Saoirse Ronan

Hayden Panettiere

Ioan Gruffudd

Zooey Deschanel

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gabourey Sidibe

Kaley Cuoco

Shia LaBeouf

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Martin Scorsese

Chloë Sevigny

Mila Kunis

Ewan McGregor

Joaquin Phoenix

Julianne Hough

Rachel Weisz