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  • Xabier Sevi

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  • Xabier Seda

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  • Xabier Yeste

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    Red face need help for a name!

    I need help for choosing my "artistic" name. In Spanish there's nothing wrong with my usual name, but for non Spanish speakers seems to be the hardest thing in the world.

    Help with your opinion would be highly thanked.

    Please vote or comment about your thoughs, or new options.

    My name is Xabier Sevillano Yeste

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    Hey Xabier!

    I don't think there's anything wrong with your name.
    Xabier is easy to remember and Sevillano as well after a while. It's not a name where people have trouble to pronounce it.

    I guess Xabier is your first name and Sevillano Yeste your last name?
    Or is Sevillano a middle name?

    Overall:
    If you're good people will remember your name, no matter how difficult it is.
    Donato Giancola sounds hard to remember as well, but most people know him.

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    Thanks for the comment Nemome.

    It is true, that what mathers is your art. I do agree with that, but when I went to NY or Bristol, no one could say Sevillano. That double "l" is like impossible for English speakers or something. I just wanted to avoid that.

    Sevillano Yeste are my two last names, in Spain we have two

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    Ah okay alright!
    Leaving one part of your last name out would be a bit weird I think, or atleast for me.

    Let's see what native english speakers are going say.
    I'm from Germany and I don't think I have any troubles with pronouncing your last name.
    If I'm pronouncing it actually right, lol.

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    Sevi-yano?

    Why worry about your name? Like Nemome said, if you're any good, people will remember you through your art not what you call yourself.

    People think I'm called Sandra but it's pronounced Kandra. No big deal, it's just a name.

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    Hey
    Unfortunately, English speakers can't pronounce the "ll" sound (which is the same as "gli" in Italian) because it just doesn't exist in their language, but I don't think there's any need for you find an artist name only because of that. (Also, I don't think That's too difficult to say Sevillano either. I study Spanish at school and I have MUCH more trouble wth the V sound haha)

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    The "ll" is pronounced the same as "lj" in my language (Serbian) if I'm not mistaken*, so even though I can pronounce it just fine, I'm certain native English speakers will have a hard time pronouncing it. Having that in mind, I don't think that that should be of any kind of importance when it comes to choosing your art name. Make those anglophone folks learn it! :p I'm certainly not gonna change my name because an anglophone person can't pronounce ć (our surnames usually end with "-ić") for example.

    IMO just go with Xabier Sevillano Yeste.

    *roughly pronounced like: "ly"

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    Don't know if it sounds like that. For us "ll" is like "y". The same pronunciation. But don't know how do you say the "y" neither so.... XD
    Valenca, "v" sound in Spanish is the same as "b" so it should make any trouble.

    Thanks you all, for your opinion. I would like you to vote, maybe I don't change it, I will see, but just for knowing which one you like the most.

    Thank you.

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    Honestly, it doesn't matter that much. Your name is fine as it is. Also as you get better and more people start liking your work they will make themselves remember your name. Trust me, they will.

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    Oh Conny, your new avatar <3

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    I know that your name is not important at all for being an artist, I do agree with that. The most important thing is the art you make. TRUE.
    But I am just asking which one of those do you prefer.
    Would you mind to help me with the real question?
    I am already working on the artistic side.

    It is not so hard to understand. I just was asking for an opinion.

    Thanks

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    Why does a moderator has to approve every time I post?? Did a make something wrong?? or it is normal?? Don't understand....

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    It's normal - it stops spammers from posting. I do approve threads/posts on a regular basis.

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    Really??? No one voting???

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    Maybe it's because I live in the Southern United States with a large hispanic population, but my 60+ year old mother is about the only person I know who uses an 'l' sound for double l spanish works, like tortilla. Your name just doesn't seem that difficult. At least not so difficult that a quick correction couldn't clear things up immediately.

    But that may just be because of the demographics of my region. People always mispronounce my name and it's what would be considered a pretty standard name for english speakers. Just be thankful you aren't trying to get english speakers to pronounce Nguyen or Przybzylski

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    Thank you so much Erinc.

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