Celebrity Names You Are Pronouncing Wrong

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Celebrity Names You Are Pronouncing Wrong
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 10:16am

It happens to the best of us. You’re discussing a movie with your friends and suddenly find yourself stumbling over the name “Quevenzhane Wallis” like you’ve never seen letters before. 

While not every celeb name is as tricky as that of the Beasts of the Southern Wild star, some of the real pronunciations might surprise you.


The Dr. Seuss one totally shocked me! I had no idea! When you are (were) selecting baby names, do you consider how easy/difficult it will be for others to pronounce the name? Is a difficult pronunciation enough to make you throw a name out of the running?

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:47am

I had no clue about Dr. Seuss either (I told my husband and he said he already knew- liar! lol).  I think pronunciation issues is something I keep in mind for sure when naming my kiddos.  I would hate to give my children a name that would require them to correct people over and over again their entire life. 

Hope, Mommy to Spencer Expecting Baby #2 09/17/12