21 Celebrity Names You Probably Butcher

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    Some names are easy to pronounce, and some just aren’t. There are certain celebrity names we get wrong all of the time, and we’re here to put an end to it. Here are 21 celeb names we pronounce wrong all of the time.

    Quvenzhane Wallis

    "Annie" Photocall

    You might say: Qua-ven-zhane

    But it’s really: Qua-VARN-zhane

    Sidney Poitier

    YWCA Greater Los Angeles Rhapsody Ball Honoring Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

    You might say: Port-ee-ay

    But it’s really: Pwat-ee-ay


    Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show - Runway

    You might say: Ree-ah-na

    But it’s really: Ree-anna

    Djimon Hounsou

    "How To Train Your Dragon 2" Press Conference

    You might say: Di-ji-mahn Hoonsoo

    But it’s really: Ji-mon Hahn-soo

    Giancarlo Esposito

    "Hears and Homes For Youth" Benefit

    You might say: Juan-carlo

    But it’s really: Gee-ahn-carlo

    Carmen Ejogo


    You might say: Nope

    But it’s really: E-joe-go

    Thandie Newton

    Bella Freud Parfum Fragrance Launch

    You might say: Th-andy

    But it’s really: Tandy

    Idris Elba

    The Weinstein Company's 2014 Golden Globe Awards After Party - Arrivals

    You might say: Ee-dris or Ee-drees or Ih-dris -dris

    But it’s really: Eh-dris

    Dulé Hill

    St. Jude Benefit At Vdara Las Vegas

    You might say: Dool

    But it’s really: Doo-lay

    Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Suess In-Store Appearance

    You might say: Soos

    But it’s really: Soy-ce (I know, right?)

    Alek Wek

    Keep A Child Alive's 11th Annual Black Ball - Arrivals

    You might say: Al-ek

    But it’s really: Uh-lek

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    "And So It Goes" Premiere - Arrivals

    You might say: Zee-tah

    But it’s really: Zay-tah

    Chiwetel Ejifor

    Celebrities Visit Broadway - October 7, 2014

    You might say: Pass

    But it’s really: Choo-ee-tell Edge-ee-oh-for

    David Oyelowo


    You might say: Not even gonna go there

    But it’s really: Oh-yellow

    Charlize Theron

    UNAIDS Launches New Fast Track Report Ahead Of World AIDS Day 2014

    You might say: Th-err-on or Th-er-own

    But it’s really: Thrown


    Lupita Nyong’o

    2014 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

    You might say: Knee-on-go

    But it’s really: En-yawn-go

    Gabourey Sidibe


    You might say: Sid-ih-bay

    But it’s really: Si-DIH-bay

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    106 & Park Live

    You might say: Try again

    But it’s really: Em-bat-ah

    Martin Scorsese

    "The 50 Year Argument" Photo Call - 52nd New York Film Festival

    You might say: Score-SAYs-ee

    But it’s really: Score-sez-ee

    Barack Obama

    Obama And Japanese P.M. Noda Hold Joint Press Conf. At White House

    You might say: Bah-rack

    But it’s really: Bah-rock

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