(Closed) Baby name and pronunciation question

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How do you pronounce Javier?
    Ja-var : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Ha-ve-air : (372 votes)
    93 %
    J-var : (2 votes)
    0 %
    Ha-ve-ay : (25 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 17
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m from California, so I know exactly how it’s pronounced (ha-ve-air). Now that I’m living in NC, I’m not sure everyone here would know how to pronounce it.

     

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I had no idea, honestly.

    My immediate thought was Ex-Ay-Vey-Air, because that is familiar to me, but obviously there is a J in the beginning of the name & not an X & I didn’t know how to pronounce it given the context.

     

    Post # 20
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    2948 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’m would pronounce it Jay-v- r 

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @aliciapdx:  We knew a Siobhan when I was younger, no one knew how to pronounce it so we all called her “See-ob-han” no joke! She hated it, but even once corrected it stuck :/

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    @aliciapdx:  …Ahh, near Ann Arbor. That explains it. I’m further south and there’s a high Hispanic and Arabic population here.

    It’s Ha-ve-air. That’s “First day Spanish class” type of stuff right there. Though, you’re right; given the area you’re in, it’s likely many others won’t know that.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @aliciapdx:  Yep, from the country too, so that doesn’t help.

    My town is about 90%+ caucasian so I honestly have no idea how to pronounce many spanish words/names.

    Post # 24
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    @aliciapdx:  Javier is a cute name! He might get called Javi. I have no problem pronouncing that name at all 🙂

    Post # 25
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    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I pronounce it correctly and I’m from the South.

    Also, as a teacher, Javier isn’t one that would phase me. The ones I saw today are a lot more outlandish than that, I promise you!

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @aliciapdx:  id pronounce it like Zay-Vey-Ah, like another spelling of Xavier

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @aliciapdx:  i like it the girls way! unusual but not so strange that people are like WHAT?! haha! i like the boys name Xavier too. Javier is a cute as name! i really like it. people pronounce it differently to me – my bad lol

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Have you thought of just spelling it with a H? Havier Or Haviare. It looks a little off but I think people might pronounce it better. If you are Caucasian I would be a little confused calling your son Javier since J’s don’t make a H sound in the English Alphabet.

     

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Fruitypebbles193:  Dear lord, NO, NO, NO! Do not replace the J with an H!!!

    Javier is a fabulous Latino name. I love the shortened Javi. My husband’s cousin is named Javier.

    Love Javiera, too 😉

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I have family with that name. We always pronounce it Hah-vyehrr. I voted the 2nd option because it’s closest. We say it with 2 syllables, not 3, though. I’ve never known any pronunciation probems with it. Unlike when it’s spelled Xavier. Then it’s Hah-vyehrr, Ehk-sey-vyer, Zey-vyer, etc. Javier is very straight forward.

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