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22 Celebs With Hard-To-Pronounce Names But Don't Worry, I Sounded Them Out For Ya

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1. Saoirse Ronan: suhr-sha row-nin

Rhymes with "inertia."
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Rhymes with "inertia."

2. Anna Faris: ah-na fair-is

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3. Joe Manganiello: jo man-guh-nello

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4. Domhnall Gleeson: don-null glee-son

Rhymes with "tonal."
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Rhymes with "tonal."

5. Chiwetel Ejiofor: chew-it-tell edge-e-oh-four

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6. Gal Gadot: gal ga-dote

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7. Amanda Seyfried: ah-man-duh sigh-fred

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8. Alicia Vikander: ah-lis-see-a vi-can-derr

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9. Idris Elba: ih-driss elle-ba

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10. Rachel Weisz: ray-chul vice

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11. Milo Ventimiglia: my-low ven-ti-me-lee-ah

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12. Quvenzhané Wallis: kwah-ven-zhuh-nay wall-liss

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13. Rihanna: ree-anne-nah

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14. Charlize Theron: shar-leez thur-ron

Honestly, there's some back and forth about this: some say "thur-ron," some say "throne," and some say "there-in" so if you know the right answer, tell me!
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Honestly, there's some back and forth about this: some say "thur-ron," some say "throne," and some say "there-in" so if you know the right answer, tell me!

15. Ralph Fiennes: rafe fines

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16. Josh Duhamel: josh doo-mell

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17. Jake Gyllenhaal: jayk jil-lin-hall

If you want to do the authentic Swedish pronounciation then it would be "yill-en-hawl."
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If you want to do the authentic Swedish pronounciation then it would be "yill-en-hawl."

18. Mariska Hargitay: ma-rish-ka har-geh-tay

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19. Lupita Nyong'o: loo-pi-ta kneeyong-oh

So while some might put a breath before "yong," the "n" and "yong" should actually be said together with a space before the "oh."
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So while some might put a breath before "yong," the "n" and "yong" should actually be said together with a space before the "oh."

20. Djimon Hounsou: jai-min han-soo

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21. Taissa Farmiga: tie-e-sa far-me-ga

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22. Melissa Benoist: mel-iss-a beh-noist

The last part of her name rhymes with "moist."
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The last part of her name rhymes with "moist."

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