Eben

(39 Posts)
Fluffsnuts Fri 26-Aug-16 18:43:54

How would you naturally pronounce Eben?

Eb- en (as in like it's short for Ebenezer)

Or Ee- Ben

Or Eeb- en

Kenworthington Fri 26-Aug-16 18:44:52

Sorry but I would just assume a misspelling of eDen.

Lunar1 Fri 26-Aug-16 18:45:18

Where is it from?

JennyOnAPlate Fri 26-Aug-16 18:46:14

Eeb-en. My friend has one!

TrinityForce Fri 26-Aug-16 18:47:39

I also thought it was a mispelling of Eden

But I'd pronounce it however you told me to. Ee-ben, if I'm going on the assumption it's a variant/mispelling of Eden.

CancellyMcChequeface Fri 26-Aug-16 18:48:08

My first thought on seeing the title was a shortening of Ebenezer, so Eb-en. I've never seen Eben as a name in its own right before, though.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Fri 26-Aug-16 18:49:32

I'd have said Eh-ben I think.

DomesticAnarchist Fri 26-Aug-16 18:49:40

Eb-en from that Sublime track

PolkaDot2233 Fri 26-Aug-16 18:50:37

I'd say it like Eden, with a B, so Eeb-en

ageingrunner Fri 26-Aug-16 18:51:16

Ee-ben

Fluffsnuts Fri 26-Aug-16 18:51:26

He was a king a long long time ago! A very old English name.

2legit2knit Fri 26-Aug-16 18:52:33

Ebben

hownottofuckup Fri 26-Aug-16 18:53:17

I'd say it like Eden but with a B, I haven't heard of it before so it does sound a bit clumsy

GingerbreadGingerbread Fri 26-Aug-16 18:57:04

What?

mumhum Fri 26-Aug-16 18:59:38

Ay-ben. As it means flat/level/even in German.

Figgygal Fri 26-Aug-16 19:00:45

I wouldn't pronounce it any way I'd think it was a spelling mistake as it's neither a recognisable word or a name

imsorryiasked Fri 26-Aug-16 19:04:59

I know one and it is pronounced as in Ebenezer, (but is a Hebrew name in its own right, not a shortening of it).

EssentialHummus Fri 26-Aug-16 19:05:04

I'd say Eeben, and I'd assume he was Arabic and that this was some odd misspelling of Ibn ("son of").

CotswoldStrife Fri 26-Aug-16 19:08:04

Eb-ben.

everdene Fri 26-Aug-16 19:11:06

I'd say Eb-ben.

My favourite university lecturer had a son named Eben who he sometimes talked about, who later invented the Raspberry Pi computer. It makes me think of him!

whywonthedgehogssharethehedge Fri 26-Aug-16 19:12:20

I would say ee Ben as I also saw it as a misspelling of Eden. I've never heard of it.

villainousbroodmare Fri 26-Aug-16 19:14:48

EEyuh-ben. It's an Afrikaans name.

ForeverEyesOfBlue Fri 26-Aug-16 19:16:21

I'd say Ay-ben too. I've never heard the name before, but I quite like it.

Lund Fri 26-Aug-16 19:22:27

I know one - pronounced eh-ben. Fantastic name, it really suits him.

PotatoBread Fri 26-Aug-16 19:36:17

I'd pronounce it ee-Ben and would also assume it was a typo ofEden! Haven't heard of the King and it does seem a bit awkward and clunky.

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