nickname for Xavier?

[name]How[/name] does that one work? [name]Do[/name] you call your little baby boy X? That’s cool when he’s a teenager, but what until then? Any suggestions?

Funny: My son is [name]Owen[/name] and we call him O, even though we didn’t plan that. And X is definitely a name a teenager would thank you for (but a prospective bride, maybe not so much). You can impose a nickname to some extent, in my experience – we’ve always insisted our son [name]Joseph[/name] be called [name]Joe[/name] and not [name]Joey[/name], for instance, and that’s worked – but sometimes friends or the child himself will choose a different nickname. Zave?

ooo! Zave is cool!

[name]How[/name] are you pronouncing the name? Ex-ave-ee-er? Zave-ee-er? (I use the Zave-ee-er pronunciation.) If you use the former pronunciation, I think X is cool (but closely associated with [name]Malcolm[/name] X, not a bad thing), but with the Zave pronunciation, I think Xave or Xavie are really fantastic.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I love [name]Javier[/name] nn [name]Javi[/name].

[name]How[/name] about [name]Xavi[/name] pronounced [name]Shaw[/name]-vee?
I know someone names Xabi and Xaba but with ‘sh’ sounds.
[name]Kinda[/name] cute!

I think Xavie is really cute, and to me it works with either pronunciation. X is definitely cool for a teenager. I love the name [name]Xavier[/name].

I think Xavie is cute! My friend has a son named [name]Xavier[/name] and we call him [name]Avi[/name], but I don’t think that’s the norm.

Pronounced Aw-Vee!
That’s cute!

I have some expierence with this =) My oldest sons name is [name]Xavier[/name] [name]Michael[/name]!!! And there are two different nicknames that we use…and they are…X or X-man! Those are the two that have stuck with him (of course Mama calls him Shorty though!), and most of the people in our family go towards X-man. Hopes this helps a little!

zay, but then again should’nt a nickname be something that you call your child without thinking? why name him xavier if you aren’t planning on calling him that?

We going to name our son this, but the number one question people ask is what could you nickname him. i think the name is just fine but i don’t really want people calling him something crazy like bubba (we live in the south) so i rather have a good alternative for the lazy pronouncers. Many people call him x man already but i really like zay too!

Zay… you could spell it xay though.