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Is Donovan cool or tacky?

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googietheegg Wed 22-Jul-15 15:40:57

I can't decide if it's a fab name or not?! And what about middle names - I like alliterative names so something beginning with d.

CruCru Wed 22-Jul-15 16:35:01

It isn't to my taste.

ButterflyOfFreedom Wed 22-Jul-15 16:40:59

I quite like it, it's one of the few surname-y names I like.

Middle name suggestions:

(bit of a mixed bag there!!)

I like Donovan Drew smile

Icedfinger Wed 22-Jul-15 16:46:50

I just think of Jason. Whether you think thats a good idea or not is up to you!

Rivercam Wed 22-Jul-15 16:48:32


I would probably use a more con entail middle name, or it could sound too "trying to hard to be different" if that makes sense.

Donovan Daniel / David / Darren / etc

IsadoraQuagmire Wed 22-Jul-15 16:50:10

The scottish singer Donovan is cool. The TV show Ray Donovan is cool (mostly because Kate Moennig is in it!)
I used to know a guy named Donovan who was decidedly tacky however! grin

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 22-Jul-15 16:56:20

I think Noel Gallagher has a Donovan.

badg3r Wed 22-Jul-15 17:09:12

I don't like it. "this is my son Donovan"... nope, sounds weird!

badg3r Wed 22-Jul-15 17:09:47

also if you're not convinced yourself I'd steer clear!

ChrisQuean Wed 22-Jul-15 17:33:56

"They call me Mellow Yellow!" I'd be humming that all day if I met a Donavon. grin

Don't really like it

coolaschmoola Wed 22-Jul-15 17:37:07

Not a fan... Solomon on the other hand is fabulous.

durhamgirl Wed 22-Jul-15 17:41:43

Tacky :/

scrumpkin Wed 22-Jul-15 17:58:00

Donovan Drake is a cool name!

sweetpeame Wed 22-Jul-15 18:49:26

Hmmmm, it's tacky. Not a fan of surnames as first names, they're just too try hard.

PurpleDaisies Wed 22-Jul-15 18:54:54

I'm not a fan but I have fairly conservative taste in names. It is a perfectly valid choice if you really love it.

BothEndsBurning Wed 22-Jul-15 19:07:37

My first encounter with the name was the singer Donovan, so I don't regard it as a surname first. He's Donovan Leitch, I think, but just used the name Donovan. I don't dislike it at all.

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind ..... grin

reuset Wed 22-Jul-15 20:13:40

Tacky (well you did ask grin)

UrethraFranklin1 Wed 22-Jul-15 20:15:28

you may as well try and catch the wind....grin

Lurleene Wed 22-Jul-15 20:24:14

DS was very nearly a Donovan but when he came out he just looked like he suited the other more traditional name that we had picked.

I really like it, but I remember the mid-wife pulling a face when I told her that was one of our two options. I wanted it because I wanted a little Don or Donnie, but not a Donald IYSWIM.

Quasilulu Fri 24-Jul-15 02:56:50

My OH was desperate for it so he could call his son The Don. �� What a saddo. Soon put a stop to that. Chatted with Donovan the singer once. It was enough to put me off the name for life.

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