How do YOU pronounce...

See the results of this poll: Which spelling of Vivien do you like best?

Respondents: 28 (This poll is closed)

  • Vivianne: 1 (4%)
  • Vivienne: 25 (89%)
  • Vivann: 0 (0%)
  • Vivienn: 0 (0%)
  • Viviane: 0 (0%)
  • Viviene: 2 (7%)

I would pronounce it [name]Vi[/name]-vee-en and voted for [name]Vivienne[/name], which I think is the french spelling.

I wouldn’t pronounce any of them like [name]Vivian[/name]. [name]Vivianne[/name] would be ‘vivi-[name]ANN[/name]’, [name]Vivienne[/name] would be ‘vi-vi-ENN’, [name]Viviane[/name] would be ‘vi-vi-AHN’, and the rest are misspellings. I think in the US [name]Vivienne[/name] would more or less like [name]Vivian[/name], so that’s what I voted for. It’s a lovely name!

I think [name]Vivienne[/name] is the only option that I would pronounce like [name]Vivian[/name], so that was my vote. Honestly, though, I would prefer [name]Vivian[/name] or [name]Vivien[/name].

[name]Vivien[/name], [name]Vivienne[/name] I would pronounce [name]Vi[/name]-vee-en
[name]Vivian[/name], [name]Vivianne[/name] I would pronounce [name]Vi[/name]-vee-anne
[name]Viviane[/name] I would pronounce [name]Vi[/name]-vee-awn

Wow, [name]Vivienne[/name] is way out front! I’d say them all the same: viv ee en.

I say them all the same too! I’ve always assumed that [name]Vivien[/name] and [name]Vivian[/name] are pronounced the same ([name]Julia[/name] [name]Roberts[/name] in Pretty Woman is spelled [name]Vivian[/name], but it’s not vivi-anne). And I’ve never heard viv-ee-awn. I guess everyone pronounces everything differently!

I would pronounce them like this.
[name]Vivian[/name]/[name]Vivien[/name] = [name]Vi[/name]-vee-en
[name]Vivienne[/name] = vi-vee-ENN (with the emphasis at the end)
[name]Vivianne[/name] (never seen this spelling I don’t think) = vi-vee-[name]ANNE[/name]

[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]. It’s on our top 5 names for my twins right now.

[name]Vivian[/name] and [name]Vivien[/name] feel masculine to me too even though I have never met a male [name]Vivian[/name].

I have never met a [name]Vivianne[/name]. I probably would be inclined to pronounce it [name]Vivi[/name]-anne, but I’m not really sure.

I haven’t meet a male [name]Vivian[/name] either, but one of hubs favorite shows is “Bottom” and the main male character’s name is [name]Vivian[/name].