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Thread: Xavier pronunciation
October 5th, 2013 01:46 PM #6
My parents pronounce my name differently, but most people don't hear the difference.若兰
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October 5th, 2013 01:58 PM #8Member
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I pronounce it with the "EX" at the beginning. I much prefer it this way.
October 5th, 2013 02:01 PM #10
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-Arthur Sebastian Marius-Piers Raphael St John
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October 5th, 2013 02:40 PM #12
October 5th, 2013 02:51 PM #14
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.http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page
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