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29 celebrity names you might be mispronouncing

INSIDER Logo By Kim Renfro of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 59: 
  Many famous people have names which are notoriously
  mispronounced by fans. 
  
  For example, JK Rowling's
  last name rhymes with "bowling." It's not pronounced "r-OW-ling."
  
  Ariana Grande also said 
    her family name is technically said "GRAN-dee."
  Keep reading to see which other stars have had to correct
  their names for the public record.
  
  
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  Celebrities aren't immune to mispronounced names, even if most of
  us have heard them correctly at one point or another. Some names
  might be more difficult because of the accent on the letters,
  while others have some silent letters that could throw you off.

  Keep reading for a helpful guide to saying those celebrity names
  right.

  Anjelica Oswald contributed to a previous version of this
  article.

  • Many famous people have names which are notoriously mispronounced by fans.
  • For example, JK Rowling's last name rhymes with "bowling." It's not pronounced "r-OW-ling."
  • Ariana Grande also said her family name is technically said "GRAN-dee."
  • Keep reading to see which other stars have had to correct their names for the public record.

Celebrities aren't immune to mispronounced names, even if most of us have heard them correctly at one point or another. Some names might be more difficult because of the accent on the letters, while others have some silent letters that could throw you off.

Keep reading for a helpful guide to saying those celebrity names right.

Anjelica Oswald contributed to a previous version of this article.

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