Opinions On Devon....?? For A Girl???

(33 Posts)
butterfly1986 Thu 07-Nov-13 03:32:13

Heard a little girl called it on holiday abroad years ago and always stuck in my head... just friends and family are mixed opinions and im finding alot of people online use as a boys name ??

Thanks smile

tracypenisbeaker Thu 07-Nov-13 03:51:16

I love it. It works for boys and girls IMO

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 07-Nov-13 04:16:30

Not my cup of tea but if you love it go for it

Rosencrantz Thu 07-Nov-13 05:09:17

I don't like it, but I'm in the camp that doesn't like place names.

Nothing different between baby Yorkshire and baby Devon in my head!

That being said, I suppose Devon is one of the most appropriate counties to name your child after!

smithwillsam Thu 07-Nov-13 05:25:30

I honestly love the name and sounds very cute. It works boys and girls and it flows well too.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Thu 07-Nov-13 06:16:38

Not my taste.

Morgause Thu 07-Nov-13 06:26:04

It's a bit "American" for my taste. The used to be a woman called Devon in LA Law. I know a boy Devon but I can't say I'm keen. But if you lie it that's all that matters.

CountingStars Thu 07-Nov-13 06:37:31

I know a Devin (girl). I like it.

CountingStars Thu 07-Nov-13 06:37:59

Although if you live in or very near to Devon, I wouldn't recommend it!

TheCricketWidow Thu 07-Nov-13 06:47:23

I also know a devon, i like it.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 07-Nov-13 07:45:59

Nope, don't like it.

RoadToTuapeka Thu 07-Nov-13 07:48:35

I know two Devon's, both in their late 30s. Both men. No reason imo it shouldn't be a girl's name. It's not my favourite name but it's not the worst I've ever heard.

Rainbowshine Thu 07-Nov-13 07:53:40

Sorry,it reminds me of the older chap in Knightrider who was Michael Knight's boss...

TheNunsOfGavarone Thu 07-Nov-13 08:20:35

I can't see the attraction at all.

superlambanana Thu 07-Nov-13 08:23:23

I think it works better on a girl than a boy. I wouldn't use it myself but I don't think there's anything wrong with it and would consider it unusual rather than weird.

SweetCarolinePomPomPom Thu 07-Nov-13 08:26:30

Horrible. But then I don't really like it for a boy either.

Locketjuice Thu 07-Nov-13 08:31:41

My cousins a girl and called Devon she's 19, I personally don't like it, but I don't hate it, it's just a 'meh' name IMO

YouHaveBeenOutbid Thu 07-Nov-13 08:37:45

If I met a child called Devon (boy or girl) I'd assume she was called after where she was conceived! Don't like it at all, sorry!

I know one - a girl.

I think it's dreadul for either a boy or a girl tbh.

Hadmeathello Fri 08-Nov-13 20:24:32

Don't like it, sorry.

NoAddedSuga Fri 08-Nov-13 20:28:36

My dd whos 13 months is called Devon, and i love it!!!

I met a little girl about 6 years ago called Devon and i d never heard it before, but it instantly stuck to me.

4 years later, i got pregnant and knew that if i had a girl her name would be Devon.

I ve never been to Devon, nor live anywhere near there.

Its not very common at all. My mother hates it, but i dont give a shit, because i love it

Rhubarbgarden Fri 08-Nov-13 20:49:57

Not keen

Nataleejah Fri 08-Nov-13 21:40:26

Devon Aoki from Sin City...

Breezy1985 Fri 08-Nov-13 21:43:12

I know a Devon, she's 5.

Don't love it, and it's not my thing at all but there's a lot more worse names out there.

BillyBanter Fri 08-Nov-13 21:43:54

you can't please everyone so go with what you like!

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