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OK, You Guys: Here's How To Actually Pronounce These Celeb Names

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Never sound like your mom again.

Saoirse Ronan: suhr-sha row-nin

Saoirse Ronan: suhr-sha row-nin

Rhymes with “inertia.”

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Anna Faris: ah-na fair-is

Anna Faris: ah-na fair-is

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Joe Manganiello: jo man-guh-nello

Joe Manganiello: jo man-guh-nello

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Domhnall Gleeson: don-null glee-son

Domhnall Gleeson: don-null glee-son

Rhymes with “tonal.”

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

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

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Gal Gadot: gal ga-dote

Gal Gadot: gal ga-dote

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Amanda Seyfried: ah-man-duh sigh-fred

Amanda Seyfried: ah-man-duh sigh-fred

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

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

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Idris Elba: ih-driss elle-ba

Idris Elba: ih-driss elle-ba

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Rachel Weisz: ray-chul vice

Rachel Weisz: ray-chul vice

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

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

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

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

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Rihanna: ree-anne-nah

Rihanna: ree-anne-nah

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Charlize Theron: shar-leez thur-ron

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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Ralph Fiennes: rafe fines

Ralph Fiennes: rafe fines

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Josh Duhamel: josh doo-mell

Josh Duhamel: josh doo-mell

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Jake Gyllenhaal: jayk jil-lin-hall

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

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

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Lupita Nyong’o: loo-pi-ta kneeyong-oh

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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Djimon Hounsou: jai-min han-soo

Djimon Hounsou: jai-min han-soo

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

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

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Melissa Benoist: mel-iss-a beh-noist

Melissa Benoist: mel-iss-a beh-noist

The last part of her name rhymes with “moist.”

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