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Thread: Xander vs Zander
November 27th, 2013 04:36 PM #11Emily • Nineteen • United States
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November 27th, 2013 04:42 PM #13
Zander looks like a made up, like people weren't sure how to spell it so they just spelled it phonetically.
People can always find ways to mispronounce names, I don't think that's a good reason to not spell it in the most correct way. But then the idea of pronouncing Xavier as ek-savier like in Xmen is silly to me as well, it's zay-vee-uhr
I do like that you can get Zane out of Zander more easily though.Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
November 27th, 2013 04:59 PM #15
November 27th, 2013 05:03 PM #17Senior Member
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Hmm... personally I think that the Zander spelling would case less hassle. Like you said, it would avoid the corrections or misspellings. So, if you're just going for Z/Xander, I would say Z. However, if you're planning to use the long name Alexander, it would make more sense to use Xander. Lovely name by the way[FONT=Book Antiqua][B]Mummy to two little princes born 16/1/14[/B] :D
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November 27th, 2013 05:07 PM #19
So growing up I didn't know anyone with a name that started with an x so I think I was about 15 before I realized that it wasn't pronounced the same as the letter x. I 100% would go with Zander. It is so much easier to pronounce and doesn't look so harsh.