The first name of the Oscar-nominated Beasts of Southern Wild star is, fittingly, a beast. But it has a lovely backstory: "Quven" combines her parents' first names (Qulyndreia and Venjie), while "zhane" is Swahili for "fairy."
PRONUNCIATION: Kwuh-VEN-jah-nay Wall-iss
But how do you pronounce Saoirse Ronan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Demi Moore, and more? Scroll through our gallery to find out! [Image Credit: Wenn]
No matter how many souls inhabit her head in The Host, it's a safe bet none of them would be a able to correctly pronounce the ingenue's first name, Irish for "freedom," correctly.
PRONUNCIATION: SEER-sha Ro-nahn [Image Credit: FayesVision/Wenn]
As the Les Mis star told Hollywood.com last year, she doesn't exactly sing the praises of those who pronounce her name SIG-freed à la a certain Vegas act. How do you really say her name?
PRONUNCIATION: Uh-MAN-duh SIGH-fred [Image Credit: Wenn]
As much as you just want to call him Jax, the Sons of Anarchy star does have a last name you have no idea how to say. Until now!
PRONUNCIATION: CHAR-lee HUH-nuhm [Image Credit: Daniel Tanner/Wenn]
Don't worry, Game of Thrones fans: An easy pronunciation is coming.
PRONUNCIATION: Nee-ko-LY COS-ter Wall-DOW [Image Credit: FayesVision/Wenn]
PRONUNCIATION: Shar-LEES THAIR-en [Image Credit: Wenn]
We'd love to tell you pronouncing the Love, Actually actor's name is easier than it seems, but it's not, actually.
PRONUNCIATION: CHOO-ih-tell EDGE-ee-oh-for [Image Credit: FayesVision/Wenn]
The umlaut on Chloë's first name is the least of our worries.
PRONUNCIATION: KLO-ee SEV-uh-nee [Image Credit: FayesVision/Wenn]
That's right — you've been saying Fiennes' name wrong this whole time, but The English Patient star has been more than patient with us bloody Americans.
PRONUNCIATION: Rayf Fynz [Image Credit: Wenn]
That's right — you've been saying the director's name wrong this whole time, but that's still not as insulting as him losing the Oscar for Hugo.
PRONUNCIATION: MAR-tin skor-SEH-see [Image Credit: Wenn]