15 Celebrity Names Everyone Says Wrong
Often there are pretty interesting stories for how celebrities decided to change their family name in an effort to snag the ever-elusive-elixir of fame. And sometimes, those name-changes seemed better on paper or you get a nickname that sticks and you're forever known as “Sting.”
Some celebrities change their names in an effort to make them more recognizable or to save them grief. For every Albert Einstein who changes his name to Albert Brooks because of course he did that, who names their kid that, there's a Paul Dano that has to go through life hearing his name pronounced wrong at best and at worst, getting called Paul Draino.
But, as someone whose last name gets pronounced wrong approximately every time I say it, to the point I don’t use it professionally, I feel a large amount of sympathy with these people whose last name gets mispronounced so often, you’d think it was the lyric to a mid-’70s hard rock song.