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Javier - pronunciation issues.

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fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 21:25:55

I love the name Javier especially the nickname of javi, but a little concerned about other people's pronunciation issues, should I go ahead anyway and just keep referring loudly to Javier bardem to anyone who has issues 😀

dementedma Mon 19-Dec-16 21:27:46

People will say Ja vee er and not Hab ee ay
Depends how much it bothers you.

Pluto30 Mon 19-Dec-16 21:30:41

I always thought it was hah-vee-air.

weebarra Mon 19-Dec-16 21:35:43

Would you be thinking of the Spanish or French pronunciation?

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 21:35:47

Me too Pluto is vee air

Perhaps it depends On dialect/region of Spanish speaking countries/areas

Raines100 Mon 19-Dec-16 21:56:13

Would say hav-ee-ay. Is that wrong?

I'd probably pronounce Javi as jav-ee, though. I wouldn't connect it with Javier at first glance.

Smitff Mon 19-Dec-16 22:08:09

I'd go ahead anyway, once told people should be able to remember it.

Saying that, I would only use the name if the boy has some Spanish in him. It'd be a bit weird for a couple of Scousers (for e.g.) to pronounce their son's name have-ee-air!

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:43:13

I think the correct pronunciation is have ee air, but hav ee ay is fine.
Wow that was difficult with auto correct!!
And yes we'd say hav ee as a NN.
No Spanish here but I think it's a beautiful name and my son will undoubtedly be beautiful so reckon he can style it out 😀😀

GinIsIn Mon 19-Dec-16 22:44:56

Hav-ee-air to me. But I do speak Spanish. It's a great name!

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:46:33

Yeah i get what your saying smitff, legally he'd be Javier, but day to day at home and school etc it will be having, which I adore ❤️

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:47:43

Yay! Thanks fenella!

Pallisers Mon 19-Dec-16 22:49:28

*Would say hav-ee-ay. Is that wrong?

I'd probably pronounce Javi as jav-ee, though. I wouldn't connect it with Javier at first glance.*

me too. I would pronounce Javier the way you expect OP but if I saw the name Javi I might say Javee rather than Ha vee. Still I'd get it right the second time.

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:51:02

Grr 22.46 post: having - having/ hav ee

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:52:48

And again ffs autocorrect I am not calling my child having it is javi

pieceofpurplesky Mon 19-Dec-16 22:56:35

My Spanish friends son is hav-EE-ey nn hav-ee
They are a Spanish family, live in Spain.

I teach a hav-EE-at too
No hav-EE-air's here at all

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:56:39

Pallisers and rain, yeah i get where your coming from, will give it some thought and maybe introductions such as 'this is Javier, he goes by javi' feel like I'm totally overthinking this now!!!🤔

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 22:59:22

How do your students who go by hav EE spell their names *purple'?

DixieWishbone Mon 19-Dec-16 23:00:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

danTDM Mon 19-Dec-16 23:02:48

If he ever comes to Spain it is probably the most common name ever. Every second boy is a Javi.

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 23:09:45

Isn't javalito just a way of saying little Javier, rather than a nickname for throughout life?

I think I'm settled on Javier/javi I can't find anything g else I like nearly as much, although I could have a girl, she could be the Hebrew name having 😀

fooolofbeans Mon 19-Dec-16 23:10:53

HAVI Jesus Christ auto correct

pieceofpurplesky Tue 20-Dec-16 00:09:08

Javier / Javi

Smitff Tue 20-Dec-16 03:56:45

I think the autocorrect issue would kill it for me personally 😄😂

babymouse Tue 20-Dec-16 04:28:47

Only Spanish speakers will pronounce it correctly, but if that doesn't bother you go ahead.

fooolofbeans Tue 20-Dec-16 06:57:43

😂😂😂😂😂 smitff

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