- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Zav-yay it’s french
Zav-yay it’s french
I am from cincinnati ohio and there is a school here called xavier and we all pretty much pronounce it zav-ier
I am from Wisconsin and have only heard it “Eck-ZAY-vee-yer”.
I have only heard it pronounced Ex-zay-vee-er and I live in Ohio.
I’ve heard it pronounced both ways. I don’t really think either is wrong.
ETA: the above was really DH’s answer, but I’m trying to think of how I say it without thinking about it cuz I’m sure I’ve herad both ways, and I definitely think I err on more ZAY-ve-er, probably simply b/c it’s easier to say that way!
In spanish it’s Ha-vier.. but here it’s spelled with a J.. Javier
A friend just had a baby – I was corrected when I pronounced it wrong the first time. They would like his name pronounced ZAY-VEE-ER; the X is silent.
We are in northern Virginia – pretty international.
We have a school in my state with that name, and everyone I know says it “ZAY-vee-er”, never heard it the other way!
I’m in Australia and I’ve only ever known Xaviers pronounced ZAY-vee-er here.
Canadian and “Hav-ee-ay.”
I had a Spanish friend with that name.
I’m in Australia and as a teacher I have heard it pronounced 3 different ways:
And (oddest of all)
Zay-bee-air (??) (no I don’t think it was cultural)
ETA: Xaviers are up their in my “do not name” list with Aiden/Jayden names due the fact the majority I have met have been trouble hehehe (no offence as per everything there are exceptions BUT I have a preconceived idea of some names now and so couldn’t use them for my children MYSELF)
It’s Zay vee yer in Aus. The X is pronounced as a Z, no e in front
well I guess you can peonounce it anyway you like- But I went to a Jesuit school from the age of 5-18 and we had a class called xavier throughout-
It was named after the jesuit saint- and pronounced zavier….. 🙂
eckeck-eck-zeck-zaFrom California and I’ve usually heard it pronounced eck
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