Xavier? Would you think it was odd in a English family with no French connections? We are really struggling with boys names and it is the only name that DH has suggested that I would consider. He has begrudgingly said that he doesnt mind Joseph and Noah off my list. We have 2 boys already both with fairly biblical names, not because we are religious, just because we liked them.
I love the name Xavier and don't think it matters at all that you are not French. My DD has a French name. I love France and French culture so it was of no surprise to anyone. I say if you and DH like it then go for it! Which pronunciation would you use? I like both but slightly prefer 'Zavier'
Some English people have this name too and they pronounce it "Zavier" so no I don't think it would be odd if your DS was called that. The Spanish version I would have thought would be "Xavi" which is pronounced "Chavi" or "Shavi" (if Catalonian)??
Thanks for all your replies - I'm glad its not getting a total thumbs down. I would pronounce it zavv-ier, which may be a slightly anglicised way of saying it, but it's the way I've always said it (probably can blame it on a rubbish French teacher at school). I've just had a look at the UK list of registered baby names and it was 202 on the boys list in 2009.
I also love Louis but DS2's name is too similar to use it. I would love to use it as a MN though.