Celebrity Names That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong

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Names are quite important to get a conversation started but what happens when you pronounce it wrong? First it will be embarrassing and secondly, people might not understand who you are talking about. This is why you might want to learn how to pronounce celebrity names properly before bringing them up in conversations.

Hollywood is filled with many celebrities who have unique names that are hard to pronounce or we pronounce them a certain way only to find out that, that pronunciation is wrong. Today, we have made a list of some famous celebrities whose names you may have been pronouncing wrong for a long time.

1Demi Moore

Her real name is Demi Gene Guynes and she was born on November 11, 1962. She is an actress, model and former songwriter. She starred in ‘General Hospital’ and in several hit movies of the time. She has been nominated for and has won several awards. She has been in the news for her marriages to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher respectively. Her surname is pronounced ‘mor’ and not ‘moor’.

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2Charlize Theron

Charlize is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood today. She was born on 7th August 1975 and is originally a South Africa. She is an actress and producer. She has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. The correct way to pronounce her full name is ‘shar-leez their-en’ and not ‘char-leez tey-ron’.

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3Rihanna

Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on 20th February 1988 in Barbados. She is now a fashion designer and a businesswoman as well. In 2018 she was appointed as an ambassador by the Government of Barbados. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and six Guinness World Records. The correct way to pronounce her name is ‘ree-an-uh’ and not ‘reee-haan-aa’.

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4Amanda Seyfried

Amanda was born on December 3rd, 1985 and is a singer-songwriter, a model and actress. She started modeling from age 11. In 2004, she made her debut in ‘Mean Girls. She has appeared in a number of movies over the years. Her surname is pronounced ‘sigh-fred’ and not ‘say-freed’.

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