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Thread: Pronunciation of Xavier?
March 22nd, 2013 12:11 AM #1Senior Member
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Pronunciation of Xavier?
I've only ever heard it as ex-ay-vee-er in real life but nameberry says it's actually zay-vee-er. Have you heard either in real life/how would you think it was pronounced at first glance?Audrey Cecilia - Jude Alexander - Christian Nathaniel - Violet Annabelle - Felicity Charlotte - and introducing Isaac Benjamin
March 22nd, 2013 12:16 AM #3
I say it with the harsher X and prefer it that way. (Like Professor Xavier from X-Men)
However, I also know a man named with it pronounced with the softer Z sound, which doesn't appeal to me as much. It's a matter of personal preference.
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March 22nd, 2013 01:14 AM #5Senior Member
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I pronounce it zay-vee-er and have only ever heard it said that way here in Australia. I much prefer it this way but that probably is because it is what I am used to!Proud Mum of Maximilian Charles, Felix James and Harold William.
March 22nd, 2013 01:24 AM #7
I pronounce it ex-ay-vee-er, and every Xavier I've ever met pronounces it that way as well.Ian Alexander • Cameron Blaise • Damien Cole • Axel Sean • Callum Bryce • Lennox Beau
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March 22nd, 2013 02:28 AM #9
Most "x" names are pronounced with a "z" so Xavier should be "zay-vee-er".All the best,