Well, it's pronounced "Cha-vee". Sometimes we hear "Ha-vee" or "Sha-vee"..neither of which are necessarily wrong. Xavi is usually the diminuative for Xavier..but our son's name is Xavi and named after the Spanish star mid-fielder. According to wikipedia...Xavier Hernández i Creus, commonly known as Xavi (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʃaβi]) (born 25 January 1980 in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Spanish football midfielder who currently plays for FC Barcelona. Xavi was integral in the Spanish victory at the 2010 World Cup and is this season's world soccer player of the year. He is from the Catalan region of Spain and their pronounciation ends up like sh- or ch-avi.
We wanted his name to have great meaning and significance...while allowing him to stand out from the crowd AND give him something to live up to. Big shoes to fill? Certainly and it'll be some time before we know who he will be, but for starters read my previous blog about the size of his hands and feet.
I can't wait to be a soccer mom.