ByStephen Adamson, writer at
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As we all kind of know, names can be difficult to pronounce. My name is Stephen (pronounced Stee-Ven), but the amount of times I've been called Steff-Fen or Steff-Fon is baffling. Like, Steff-Fen makes some sense, especially since NBA superstar Stephen Curry is a household name now and that's how he pronounces it. But... Steff-Fon is ridiculous!

Anyway, I'm sure I'm not the only one with this issue. And think about if you're a celebrity - or any public figure for that matter. It's got to be excruciatingly painful to constantly get called the wrong thing.

These are 15 celebrities whose names a lot of people have a tough time pronouncing. See if you can get all 15 right and let us know below how you did. Don't cheat!

1. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Cath-er-rinn ZAY-tah Jones

2. Zooey Deschanel

Zo-ee DEE-sha-nel

3. Anna Faris

AHH-na Fair-Riss

4. Eva Mendes

AY-va Men-Dezz

5. Amanda Seyfried

Uh-man-duh SIE-Freed

6. Charlize Theron

Shar-Lees Erin with "Th" in front of it

7. Ralph Fiennes

RAFE FINES (weirdest one yet)

8. Mariska Hargitay

Mah-riSH-Kah Har-Git-Tay

9. Demi Moore

Deh-Me Moor

10. Rebecca Romijn

Ruh-beck-kuh Row-mane

11. Liev Schreiber

Lee-EV Shrie-ber

12. Rihanna


13. Idris Elba

Eeh-Dris Ell-Buh (short "i" rather than long)

14. Martin Scorsese

Mar-Tin Scor-SEZ-Zee

15. Quvenzhane Wallis




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