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

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sun 10-Nov-13 16:12:15

Only with family.

NoAddedSuga Sun 10-Nov-13 14:37:41

Does your sister use the name Devon now as an adult?

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sun 10-Nov-13 14:06:57

It's my sister's name, she was repeatedly being put on the boy's list and being called he by school administration (very embarrassed when she was called to the office because "his" mother was there). She spent most of her teen years using various nicknames, mostly variants of her middle names (as did I).

Mattissy Sun 10-Nov-13 13:37:25

Really don't like it, but if you like it then why would you care what I think, go for it.

puddleduck16 Sun 10-Nov-13 13:10:14

Sorry, I'd always be thinking of the custard.

cece Sun 10-Nov-13 13:09:56

Sounds ugly to me.

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 10-Nov-13 13:07:24

I love it, it was on my girls list when I had DS.

Marli1980 Sun 10-Nov-13 12:55:55

Is very nice

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

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

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.

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

Devon Aoki from Sin City...

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

Not keen

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

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

Don't like it, sorry.

I know one - a girl.

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

I can't see the attraction at all.

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

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

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.

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

Nope, don't like it.

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

I also know a devon, 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!

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