Post # 1
I really love the name Javier, but my husband is convined most people don’t know how to pronounce it. Can you pronounce Javier?
To add to this we live in the midwest, near a big city but still little-no Hispanic people.
Post # 4
I always thought it was “Ha-ve-ay”
Post # 5
I can, but I can see 100% of kids finding him a new name!
Post # 6
@ScottishMrs: Mine too. He swears his corn field-rasied family will mess it up and that teachers will butcher it!
Post # 7
I think it could definitely lend itself to some pronunciation issues!
Post # 9
I have only ever heard of someone having it who was Hispanic. Hence, the correct pronunciation.
Post # 10
One of my good friends named her oldest son Javier. People pronounce it wrong- but it’s a great name.
Post # 12
@BrandNewBride: @kittyface: added that option.
@FutureMrsHallam: As in a nickname or as in kids will come up w/ something easier?
Post # 13
@red_rose: Agreed, I think it’s a bit weird if you aren’t hispanic (similar to Jesus or Carlos) but if you like it that’s all that matters
Post # 15
I have an unheard of in the US name in italian/spanish, and everyone politely asks how to pronounce it, I explain, they learn it, and move on. takes about 30 seconds. use it!
Post # 16
@bebero: I agree w/ you. My Hispanic names takes a few tries. I always say those who matter learn to say it right, those who don’t matter don’t.