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    As someone who has had to correct ALOT of people in my life regarding the pronunciation of my name - it has done nothing but bust my onions. And kids at school made up their own version which did nothing but annoy me.

    Please don't call him that, it sounds like a horrid weird name.

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    Wowser being judged on my intellect, thanks for those with non-judgmental feedback, comments taken on board, back to the drawing board, maybe i'll call him Steven with a Ph so it'll be Phteven

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    Well I prefer if you spell it with Xander(zander).

    Agreed to the rest of mums here. But its your choice whatever you want. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryg View Post
    Wowser being judged on my intellect, thanks for those with non-judgmental feedback, comments taken on board, back to the drawing board, maybe i'll call him Steven with a Ph so it'll be Phteven
    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryg View Post
    Wowser being judged on my intellect, thanks for those with non-judgmental feedback, comments taken on board, back to the drawing board, maybe i'll call him Steven with a Ph so it'll be Phteven
    Judging your intellect was harsh.

    I know a couple whose child is named Xavier but pronounced Ex- Avier. They are constantly correcting people "its Exavier, not Zavier". They considered changing the spelling of his name to include the E at the beginning. I think if you want Xander pronounced with the X sound you would be forever correcting people.

    Also, I know a child name Javier, pronounced Jay-vee-ah, not the Spanish way Har-vee-air. I must confess, I judged them when I heard and not only that but I still shake my head now when I hear his name pronounced. I fear you may get similar judgement if you go with the X-avier spelling/pronunciation.

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    I have a Xander, he's 10. I just explained this to him. His reply was too dang funny to not tell everyone
    "WHATTTTTTT? 😳😳😳 i'm glad my parents aren't buffoons"

    Hahahaha i dont even even know where he learnt that word!!!

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    I don't think it's that bad. I wouldn't choose it myself though.

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    @Zombie_eyes is your boys name pronounced exander?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryg View Post
    Wowser being judged on my intellect, thanks for those with non-judgmental feedback, comments taken on board, back to the drawing board, maybe i'll call him Steven with a Ph so it'll be Phteven
    Eh?? Sorry tired brain but I don't get you? I know it's said tongue I. Cheek but I don't know what you mean.... Now who sounds dumb!? 😛

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    I think a lot of these replies are quite rude and judgemental.

    No it's not my choice of name, I prefer these particular names (Xaviar and Xander) to be pronounced correctly, but I would never call someone 'uneducated' for their choice of names.

    Every name that exists was once 'made up' and I'm so over seeing people judge others for a 'made up' name. Not every person wants their kid to be called the so called 'popular names' or common names.

    My boys both have very unusual names, one is made up. We love their names and so do many other people we bump into along the way, I would feel a bit offended if someone told me they thought I shouldn't name my child a particular name as it was 'made up' etc.

    I myself have an unusual name which I constantly had to spell and had to tell people how to pronounce it, yes it was a pain but it's not that big a deal.

    OP if you like the name, use it.

    Why not still spell it Xander and use your pronunciation of 'Ex-ander'? Many people do that, it's not uncommon. It may be easier and less explaining than having the '-' in there?

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