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Thread: The Name Johan

  1. #6
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    I was born and raised in the US, don't know any other anglo-language, but Johan looks like Yo-hahn to me.
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    I would say it is a fairly common name. It ranked number 501 in 2017 according to the SS website, so its definitely not rare. I think most people would pronounce it as Yo-han. Of your two options, I prefer Johan Emerson! They sound relly nice together!
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    Just a quick extra note to say if you’re hoping for Yo-hahn (how I would think to say it), it might be giving mixed messages to have the nn Jem. If you want nn Jem, I would use Jeremy or other.
    Replying to posts to say what you made of the help should be standard NB etiquette - please reply! 🤓

  4. #12
    Thanks everyone for responding.

    Johan Emerson nicknamed as Jem would indeed be a bit of a mixed message because Johan is pronounced with a Y. As well I think most people are used to the spelling Johann which I like but prefer Johan. I may just stick with Jonah or find a different J name.

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    I would definitely pronounce it Yo-han, and honestly I would think it was pretty silly to pronounce it with a J sound. It would definitely lead to confusion!

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