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.
1 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.
There is no bathroom!
Not as bad as some other names. His name is actually quite easy to pronounce. - astroshark
Haha "Angledangle Bumperhumper" seriously made me laugh out loud! A very VERY funny parody name of Englebert Humperdinck (who I've never heard of by the way) ;)
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Haha Angledangle Bumperhumper... Priceless :D - Britgirl
2 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
3 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.
4 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
Actually, it's pronounced "Mathilde Guggenheim." She's just a really spad beller.
5 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. V 2 Comments
6 Dimash Kudaibergen
Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (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 a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.
7 Charlize Theron
8 Tuomas Holopainen
Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles. V 1 Comment
9 Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
10 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
11 Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Úna Ronan is an Irish and American actress. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee; receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Atonement, and a Best Actress nomination for Brooklyn.
Crazy difficult to say.
12 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.
13 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. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.
"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
My brother calls her, Nicole " S.., slinger" or "Shirtswinger" - Britgirl
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14 Milo Yiannopoulos
YEE-ON-UH-POU-LOS? - ListElla
15 Marianne Muellerleile
She was on an episode of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.
And BOY is her name herd to pronounce - 445956
16 Martina Navratilova
17 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
18 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
19 Ray Liotta
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
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20 Paul Verhoeven
21 Ioan Gruffudd
Ralph Fiennes? Easy. THIS is hard to pronounce. - 445956
22 Lupita Nyong'o
I could not pronounce this girls name ever since Star Wars came out. - TristGamer
Is more easy this: Lupita Moñoñongo
23 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.
24 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..."
25 Jon Lajoie
Jonathan "Jon" Lajoie is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician, and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec.
26 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.
It's pronounced "YEE-LIN-HAAAL" - ListElla
27 Benjani Mwaruwari
What the hell are you supposed to say - TheHabsFan
28 Zach Galifianakis
Hmm...wonder how he'd react if I tongue-tied his name. He looks like he would possibly eat me. - Britgirl
29 Gal Gadot
Yeah I see it
30 Djimon Hounsou
31 Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
32 Roger Federer
Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player. He has held the world No. 1 spot ...read more.
33 Jet Li
Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing.
More like easiest - 445956
Yeah. Probably the hardest one.
34 Mila Kunis
Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress . In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family .
35 Avril Lavigne
Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
36 Rick Astley
Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (Born February 6, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, U.K.) is a British singer/songwriter, also known for "Rickrolling" . However before that he started in a church choir and a couple of local bands, before attaining success as a popular singer in the late 80s and early 90s, known ...read more.
An anagram of his name is Tickly Arse. Not hard to say, just more fun :). - Britgirl
37 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
38 Milla Jovovich
Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.
39 Shia LaBeouf
Shia Saide LaBeouf is an American actor, performance artist, and director who became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens.
40 Chuck Schuldiner
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.
Not really a celebrity. He's an underground metal musician.
41 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.
42 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
Not hard to pronounce. Just painful to look at and impossible to listen to.
43 Daniela Hantuchova
"Hantuchova." Sounds like instruction for folding a flag.
44 Frida Lyngstad
45 Wenche Myhre
46 Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
Even Nostalgia Critic can't pronounce his name.
47 Hansi Kürsch
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
49 Ajit Pai
Ajit Pai is the chairman of the FCC. He has became infamous for passing the repeal of net neutrality as of December 14, 2017. He used to be a lawyer for Verizon.
50 Quvenzhané Wallis