Top Ten Celebrity Names that are Hardest to Pronounce

Have you ever avoided getting into a conversation about certain celebrities because you couldn't pronounce their name and fear you'll be laughed at if you knot your tongue when when trying to say it but failing miserably? I can't be alone in this.

Here are ten famous names I have the most trouble with. If you know of anymore, feel free to add.

The Top Ten

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

It's actually pretty easy to pronounce... I don't have a problem with it.

I know how to pronounce it, but I agree. - SpinelliFan

There is no bathroom!

Not as bad as some other names. His name is actually quite easy to pronounce. - astroshark

Famke Janssen Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in the Taken film trilogy.

What I don't even know either name first or last

Amanda Seyfried Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress, model, and singer. She has appeared in movies such as Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, and Les Misérables. Her work on TV includes CSI Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, and As The World Turns.

" Say Fried"? " Sey Freed"? What IS it?! - Britgirl

Sea fried? Say fraid? I DON'T KNOW! - astroshark

Ralph Fiennes Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.
Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

It's actually not that hard

This one's easy.

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Char-leez Theer-ron? - Maddox121

Matthew McConaughey Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's ...read more.

So hard to pronounce

Martin Scorsese Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.

SKOR-SESS-EE. Not SKOR-SAY-SEE. - BeatlesFan1964

Milo Yiannopoulos Milo Yiannopoulos, or pen name Milo Andreas Wagner, is a British polemicist, political commentator, public speaker and writer. Yiannopoulos is a former senior editor for Breitbart News, who describes himself as a "cultural libertarian".

I usually pronounce it Yian-apolis.
Ironic considering conservatives often call people feminazis based on how their name is spelled. - Maddox121

how?

YEE-ON-UH-POU-LOS? - ListElla

Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.

"That girl from the Pussycat Dolls Nicole...um something...um her name is Nicole isn't it? "

- average Joe

"Damn, that girl, Nicole...Nicole something, I don't know her last name but she fine, I'd love to do nasty things to her! What's her name though? "

- average horny dude

It's not even that hard lol! - Sportsdude

Neither do I have trouble with this one... oh well.

Everybody else seems to have trouble with it, I never did though. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

I always thought it was Nicole Schwarzenegger. LOL!

The Contenders

Ray Liotta

The only reason I know how to pronounce his name is because of the Bee Movie. - Maddox121

Laugh if you must but it won't change the fact that I just can't say his surname. Why is it so hard? - Britgirl

Come on, this isn't hard.

I just pronounced it. - TwilightKitsune

Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress best known for starring as Alice Kingsleigh in Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

How do I even start? - ListElla

It's actually pronounced Vashikovska

It is so hard to say I think I would end up saying Mia walskioswka

This one is so hard. Is it Wasisawa? Wakisowa? What is it? - Anonymousxcxc

Benjani Mwaruwari

What the hell are you supposed to say - TheHabsFan

Marianne Muellerleile

She was on an episode of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.

And BOY is her name herd to pronounce - 445956

Zach Galifianakis

Hmm...wonder how he'd react if I tongue-tied his name. He looks like he would possibly eat me. - Britgirl

Jake Gyllenhaal Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor, known for his work in films like "Donnie Darko", "Brokeback Mountain", "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler". He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner. Jake and his sister Maggie have been ...read more.

Easy.

It's pronounced "YEE-LIN-HAAAL" - ListElla

Lupita Nyong'o

I could not pronounce this girls name ever since Star Wars came out. - TristGamer

Is more easy this: Lupita Moñoñongo

M. Night Shyamalan Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings.
Agnetha Faltskog

Woke up this mornin', really faltskog. Thought, "Agnetha nuther drink, but it might just make it worser." But sumpin' in my head kept saying', "Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance..."

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

very simple

What?!

Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

Bent-dick (cu)cumber-bitch

Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.
Gal Gadot Gal Gadot Varsano (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. Gadot's first international film role came as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009), a role she reprised in subsequent installments of the film franchise.

Yeah I see it

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