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I always thought the Baby Bjorn was pronounced "b yorn", but here in western Michigan I most often hear "b jorn". How do you say it?
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I've said "B-yorn" and so does my sister (who has one, I dont).

I think the three of us are right.
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It is definitely "bee-yorn". It drives me insane when people say "buh-jorn" - which I hear all the time around here

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I say bah-jor-an, but the people I see irl dont know what I am talking about any way I pronounce it. (non-bwing-weridos )

I prolly say it that way though because I have watched too much star trek and they have Bajorans on there (prn bah-jor-an).
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It's byorn
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yup it's bee-yorn - it's swedish and their J is pronounced like a Y

my friend's daughter Josefin is "yo-se-feen"

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just called them, it is bYorn. the O is suppost to have the dots over it: BABYBJÖRN.
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definitely bee-yorn.

We used to live near a town called Svenson and everyone pronounced it Swenson. Dh and I always said the V, but never really knew if we were supposed to or not.
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It's 100% Bee-yorn. No question.
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I say bah-jor-an, but the people I see irl dont know what I am talking about any way I pronounce it. (non-bwing-weridos )

I prolly say it that way though because I have watched too much star trek and they have Bajorans on there (prn bah-jor-an).

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We almost named our ds Bjorn! Guess people would have called him Be-jorn.

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A side note my six year old has a friend named Bjorn- pronounced Be Yorn!

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It's byorn
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The B blends right into the Y sound made by the J, it's not a whole syllable of its own. So not Bee-jorn, or bee-yorn, or buh-yor-un. One syllable, byorn.

Cracks me up when I say "Baby Bjorn" and somebody corrects me, "oh, you mean the Baby Buh-Jor-run"? Um, yeah, that's what I meant.

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my mother speaks Swedish - she says it something more like "byern" and it means "bear"

but for all of us who don't speak Swedish, I think it's "byorn"

Crazy huh. If I ever start a business I am going to make sure the name is clearly pronouncable in English!
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