Celebrity names you might be saying wrong

Publish Date
Monday, 3 July 2017, 5:27PM

As Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot can do anything - apart from getting people to pronounce her name correctly; Gah Doh, Gaddit ...

But the Israeli actress recently cleared up the confusion by telling Jimmy Kimmel it's actually pronounced Gal Gad-dott.

She's not the only one who's struggled with name issues. Here are a few other famous celebs whose name you may have been saying wrong.


* JK Rowling: Is it Roe-ling or Rowl-ling? The author once corrected an interviewer saying: "It's Rolling - as in Stone."


* Martin Scorsese: It's Skor-say-zee, right? Or Skor-see-see? Wrong. It's Skor-seh-see.

The director says so himself


* Barbra Streisand: Last year Barbra Streisand complained to Apple boss Tim Cook about the way Siri says her name.

How is that? Well, it's pretty much the way everyone pronounces it: Strei-zand.

"She pronounces my name wrong," the singer told NPR. "Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach."

So that's Strei-sand to you and me.


* Shia LaBeouf: He's Shy-a La-Buf, not Shee-ya La Boof.


* Charlize Theron: The South African actress has had a rough time getting people to say her surname right.

It's not Ther-on or Ther-own (rhymes with Throne) - she goes by Ther-in.

To make things even more confusing, that's not even her actual name either. In Afrikaans, it's pronounced Shar-leeze Thrawn, but she's opted for Ther-in as she thinks it's easier to say.


* Matt Groening: But it's not Groan-ing or Green-ing - it's Gray-ning.


* Susan Sarandon: The Oscar winner once helpfully explained to interviewers how to pronounce her name: It's not Sarun-dun, "It's Sa-ran-don - rhymes with abandon."

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