How would you pronounce Fergus?

Okay I absolutely love this name but only when it’s pronounced FAIR-[name_u]Gus[/name_u] not FUR-[name_u]Gus[/name_u] with the nn [name_u]Gus[/name_u].

[name_m]How[/name_m] would you pronounce the name?

Thanks in advance :smile:

I would pronounce it FUR-gus, sorry!


I would pronounce it FUR-gus

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I also pronounce it FUR-gus.

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I would say FUR-gus intuitively but I think it’s an easy correction!

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I say FUR-gus (central USA). I think FAIR-gus sounds nice but when I try it it sounds like I’m attempting a Scottish/Irish accent. So I don’t think this would work well where I live at least.


FUR-GUS is how I would automatically pronounce it

New Zealander here… also Fur-gus. Noce name though!

I’ve only ever heard fur-gus.

I’m American so I say it fur-gus…

I would initially say FUR-[name_u]Gus[/name_u], but FAIR-[name_u]Gus[/name_u] is an easy correction to make.

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As an American my instinct is FUR-gus but I know the correct pronunciation is FAIR-gus. However when I say it the correct way it’s like I’m trying to copy a Scottish accent so I just say FUR-gus.

Fergus is my top boy name and has been for a while. I’ve just decided I’d call him FUR-gus instead of correcting literally everyone multiple times.

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This! I’d instinctively pronounce it Fur-gus and Fair-gus sounds great but i can only hear it in a Scottish accent



I say fur-gus too. I think fair-gus only works in a Scottish or Irish accent personally.

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I say FUR-gus like previous posters. If you’re in [name_f]Scotland[/name_f] or [name_f]Ireland[/name_f] then the pronunciation would be FAIR-gus because of the accents, so I guess it depends where you are. Nn [name_u]Gus[/name_u] and [name_u]Gussie[/name_u] are so sweet!

I am shocked to hear that there is another way to pronounce this name besides “FUR-gus.”

I say Fair-gus (American). This might be because the only person I’ve ever met IRL with that name was Scottish.

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