How would you pronounce...

[name_m]How[/name_m] would you pronounce [name_m]Liev[/name_m]. I posted recently asking opinions on [name_m]Lev[/name_m] which I like as well. What do you prefer? Middle mame suggestions are welcome but I think I have one :slight_smile:

I pronounce it lee-ev. I think both are handsome. I don’t have a favorite.

I always thought it was like “leave” ([name_m]Liev[/name_m] Schreiber) and I thought it was cool. I now know the pronunciation of his name is “lee-ehv” and I feel impartial about it.

Here is an interesting article about this same debate ([name_m]Lev[/name_m] or [name_m]Liev[/name_m])!

https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/05/baby-name-regret-i-couldnt-live-with-it-so-i-changed-my-sons-name.html

I thought it was pronounced Leave, as well. In fact I thought that’s how I heard [name_m]Liev[/name_m] Schreiber’s name pronounced, but I guess they could have been saying it wrong too? I don’t know! lol

I would pronounce as “Leave”

I would pronounce it like “leave.”

I would pronounce it like “leave” as well, though I’m not sure that’s correct. I prefer [name_m]Lev[/name_m]! Or, even better, [name_m]Zev[/name_m]. I also like Zevey for a girl (I know sisters named [name_f]Becca[/name_f] and Zevey).

[name_m]Lev[/name_m] is “LEH-v”
[name_m]Liev[/name_m] is “[name_u]Lee[/name_u]-EHV”

I love the name [name_m]Lev[/name_m] :slight_smile: Both are handsome.