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16 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong, and We’ll Help You Fix It

In 2014, John Travolta made headlines when he accidentally called Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” during an Oscar ceremony. His gaffe was so epic that it gave a name to a whole new phenomenon. Now when someone mispronounces a name, you can say they’re “travoltifying” it. Stay with us to learn the right way to say “Idina Menzel” and other celebrity names we’re often mispronouncing.

We hope that the vivid explanations we’ve prepared for you here at Bright Side will help you memorize the right way to pronounce most tricky celebrity names.

Zendaya

Amanda Seyfried

Shia LaBeouf

J.K. Rowling

Martin Scorsese

Barbra Streisand

Matt Groening

Susan Sarandon

Kaley Cuoco

Ewan McGregor

Idina Menzel

Marion Cotillard

Gal Gadot

Chloë Sevigny

Thandie Newton

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Do you have a tricky name? Do you correct people when they mispronounce it or do you let it go?