Brandie Tarvin (1/21/2015)
Sioban Krzywicki (1/21/2015)
I'm Transgender. I've come out as a woman in nearly every aspect of my life now and am at my first day of work as a woman. I hope everyone here is ok with it too, I've come to like you all quite a bit.
Congrats, Sioban. I think this is extraordinarily brave of you. I look forward to learning how to pronounce your new name.
I guess it's an American (or something) spelling of the Irish name Siobhán, so I would pronounce it [??v?:n] (dunno if my IPA will be clear in your browser, though) but a lot of Irish people have w instead of v in words like that and some have a: instead of ?:. Maybe the best thing would be for Sioban to provide a sound file, because (a) a lot of people don't understand IPA (b) however she pronounces it is right, if anyone else thinks it's different they are wrong and (c) trying to show pronunciation using some scheme based on English is a fool's game.