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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    My parents pronounce my name differently, but most people don't hear the difference.

    I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.

    In loving memory of Margot

  2. #8
    I pronounce it with the "EX" at the beginning. I much prefer it this way.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I think most English-speakers are going to pronounce it (IG-zay/v/yer), but the real pronunciation is (ZAV/ee-air). Both are technically correct, even if the latter is more legit. I like the "real" one : )
    Julian Balthasar Fox-Piers Raphael St John-Arthur Serapion Becket

    Marguerite Aliénor-Elisabet Wilhelmine Geneviève Rosemary-Catherine Atalanta


  4. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    This name should never be pronounced with the "X". As with most "X" names, the letter "X" is silent. "ZAY-vee-er" is the correct pronunciation.
    I agree with Mischa. For example for Xylophone you don't say Ex-i-lo-fone you say Zi-lo-fone.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    The correct pronunciation is ZAY-vee-er. However, growing up I watching a lot of X-Men and the X-Men movies just keep coming (they've got several more in the making). Charles Xavier pronounces his name X-ay-vee-er and that's how I grew up learning how to say this name. I also have only ever met Xavier's who pronounce it with the X sound. While it's not proper, it is extremely common and I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    For the record, this is one of the only names I can stand mispronounced. -- My Amazon Author Page

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    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th, 2013
    Amelia Lorien Sophia -- December 2015.

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