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  1. #11
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    I also pronounce it ex-ZAY-vee-er, like Professor Xavier from the X-Men. There are at least three, if not more, pronunciations that are commonly used.
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  2. #13
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    The only one I know is pronounced zay-vee-er.

  3. #15
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    I know a boy who is Xavier and it is ex-ay-vee-er but in our English accent - and when said quickly - the ex can sound a bit like igs. Subconsciously when I read Xavier I I say zay-vee-er because I usually pronounce all X's as Z's, e.g. with Xenia, I would saw zen-yah not ex-zen-yah or something.
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  4. #17
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    The only ones I've met IRL are French, so for me it's zahv-yay. Prior to that, my only encounter with the name was on the butt of Cabbage Patch Dolls, and I assumed that it was ex-ayv-yur.

  5. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    Most "x" names are pronounced with a "z" so Xavier should be "zay-vee-er".
    Exactly this.
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