I found an article listing the worst names used in the UK in 2018 so far, and one of the names listed was a really bad misspelling of [name_m]Xavian[/name_m], and since then I’ve been thinking about it. What do you think of it? Does it just seem like a second rate [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] to you?

I actually like it

It sounds like a Catholic order. The Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Xavians…I don’t hate it, but I wouldn’t call my kid this.

I looove the name [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] so basically, yes its sounds like a second rate one to me, although it does have something cool about it.

Question: do you read it as Ex-zay -vian or just Zay - vian. ?

I’ve been saying it Zay-vee-an.

I like the sound pronunciation wise but it just looks a little made up, which turns me off from wanting to use it.

It does sound like someone trying hard to be ‘different’ from the ever-popular [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]. I personally don’t like it (but don’t like [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] either tbh).

I actually really like it! Much more than [name_m]Xavier[/name_m], in fact.

It sounds like a smoosh of [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] with the common -ian ending. A lot of people on Nameberry don’t like made-up names but I think this one would work fine in real life. (Though I’m not sure if names comprised of a combination of various on-trend sounds is really a thing in the UK? It’d work fine in [name_u]America[/name_u] at least.) I’m personally not a fan, but I don’t like [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] either.

It sound a tad like a religious order, but it is not out of the realm of possibility for real life usage. :slight_smile:

I’ll admit I like it, even though it looks really made up LOL