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All you wanted to do was rave to your friend about The Lobster, the new indie film starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. But when you go to pronounce Rachel’s last name, you stumble. (“Is it Weese or Wice?” you awkwardly ask.) This list will set the record straight once and for all.

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RACHEL WEISZ

The wrong way: Rachel Weese
The right way: Rachel VICE
She’s Hungarian, y’all.

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SAOIRSE RONAN

The wrong way: Say-or-se Ronan
The right way: SEAR-sha Ronan
Leave it to Ryan Gosling to set the record straight.

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AMANDA SEYFRIED

The wrong way: Amanda Say-fried
The right way: Amanda Sigh-fred
We bet Meryl got it right.

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RIHANNA

The wrong way: Ree-ahn-ah
The right way: Ree-ANN-ah
Rhymes with banana. (Mind = blown.)

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ZOSIA MAMET

The wrong way: Zoe-sha Mamet
The right way: ZAH-sha Mamet
Think of it as Sasha with a Z.

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LUPITA NYONG’O

The wrong way: Loo-pita Knee-on-go
The right way:  Loo-PEE-ta En-YON-go
The Oscar winner even took to Instagram to explain.

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ANNA FARIS

The wrong way: Ann-a Faris
The right way: AH-na Faris
She’s trained to wrestle, so you better get it right.    

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CHARLIZE THERON

The wrong way: Char-lies Ther-own
The right way: Char-LEEZ THAIR-en
You almost nailed it.

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RALPH FIENNES

The wrong way: Ralph Fee-ennes
The right way: Rayf Fine-z
He’s far too distinguished to just be Ralph.

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MARISKA HARGITAY

The wrong way: Mar-iss-ka Hargitay
The right way: Mar-ISH-ka Hargitay
As a Law and Order super-fan, you should know.

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DEMI MOORE

The wrong way: DEM-ee Moore
The right way: Deh-MEE Moore
So subtle.

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HAYDEN PANETTIERE

The wrong way: Hayden Pan-ih-tear-ee
The right way: Hayden Pan-ih-TEE-air
It’s Italian, FYI.

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IDINA MENZEL

The wrong way: Adele Dazeem
The right way: I-DEEN-a Men-zel
JK, JK, JK.

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