It was 5am over there, and he'd managed to get himself suited and booted, which is something. And, for someone who's not Irish, it IS a really hard name to pronounce. I did the junket for The Lovely Bones yonks ago, and had to hold a tutorial in the press holding room detailing how to pronounce it. There, faced with a slew of multinational reporters, I repeatedly said "Seeersha. Just say 'Seeersha'. Obviously nobody afforded Dennis Quaid the same luxury.
Anyway, behold Dennis Quaid's quality 'Travolta Moment'
It could've been worse. It could've been Saaaiwrrrsee? But "Sheesha" comes a close second. Twitter was never going to let him get away with that...
'Sheesha Ronan' gets surprise nomination for Best Butchered Awards Name https://t.co/55b5hzpCJF
— opal juanda (@OpalJuanda) December 10, 2015
But what if I change my name to Sheesha Ronan?
— Sheesha Ronan (@malignants) December 11, 2015
is sheesha ronan the new adele dazeem
— mary (@hepburnkate) December 11, 2015
Would love to see Sheesha Ronan and Elizabeths Moths in a project together
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) December 10, 2015
The announcer pronounced it Sheesha. The taxi driver apologised to me. I'm so confused, he thinks I'm Saoirse Ronan!? #GoldenGlobes
— Roisin Agnew (@Roisin_Agnew) December 10, 2015
— Rachel Villegas (@hernamesrachel) December 10, 2015
Really excited about Sheesha Ronan and Adele Dazeem's upcoming Netflix series. #GoldenGlobes
— Ian Cummins (@TheGreatHumbug) December 10, 2015
"Sheesha Ronan". Hahaha, Dennis Quaid. Solid pronunciation!
— Deanpool (@theginger_ninja) December 10, 2015
Have you an unpronounceable Irish name? Any memorable interpretations?