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  1. #1
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    What do you think of Stefan?

    I like the name Stefan, pronounced STEFan not stefAWN. Or to put it another way, Stephanie without the -ie. If this is the pronunciation I am going for should I spell it Stefan or Stephan? I always thought that the spelling Stephan was commonly pronounced as Steven, which I really don't like. Like Stephen King.

  2. #3
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    I love it! And would definitely use it IF I didn't have a friend named Steffan. I think the single F should suffice, and I don't care for Stephan pronounced either way.


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  3. #5
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    I pronounce Stefan as "STE-fahn" like they do in Europe. For the pronunciation you're looking for, I think Stephan is the better choice.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  4. #7
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    I pronounce Stefan as "STE-fahn" but I think Stephan might be mispronounced as Stephen if people just glance at it.
    Last edited by rowgeesee; April 1st, 2014 at 01:03 PM.
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  5. #9
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    I think Stefan is your best bet. Stephan/en can go either way. There's a popular NBA player named Stephen Curry, 'stef-an', but every Stephen/Stephan I've known IRL was 'steven'.

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