32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
If you are named Stephan, you will undoubtedly be called Stephen/Steven at a number of occasions in your life. That is something for parents to consider. Nameberry reports that Stephan is a variation on Stephen which doesn’t help much because people could pronounce both names the same or differently. The variations are based on whether the “ph” is pronounced harder like a “f” as in Stefan or whether it is said as a “v,” like “Stev-an.” Once we get passed that debate, there is the question about the ending. The “an” is sometimes said with more of an “on” or “un” slant rather than a stronger “a.” You’ve gotta love the English language.