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deven for a boy??

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sabi10 Sun 07-Jun-09 10:44:24

Hi,
Really struggling to find a name for my baby if its a boy. he will be half indian half english.Deven is a traditional hindhu name which i think is a english name too.(i think the boss of michal knight in knightrider was called Deven!)
What do you guys think??

mrswoolf Sun 07-Jun-09 11:31:58

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wastingmyeducation Sun 07-Jun-09 11:34:43

I wouldn't know that Deven was an indian name and would think you had spelled Devon wrong.

mrsbabookaloo Sun 07-Jun-09 11:42:46

I think it's lovely. I like Devon anyway, but the alternative spelling is fine if that's how the hindu name is spelt (ie you're not just changing the spelling for the sake of it). It's great because it won't be difficult for people to pronounce.

MadameCastafiore Sun 07-Jun-09 11:44:39

Agree with wasting - and think that even if you used Devon it sounds very common.

pranma Sun 07-Jun-09 14:54:49

Devin with an i is a character in a wonderful book called Tigana.Devon Walsh is a famous cricketer.I like it-any spelling

Gilby Tue 09-Jun-09 18:45:52

We have exactly the same problem- plenty of gorgeous girl names. A few we have considered are Shayan, Eashan and Sameer. We'd also appreciate other suggestions.

Overmydeadbody Tue 09-Jun-09 18:49:20

Gilby how anout Osian?

Northernlurker Tue 09-Jun-09 18:52:14

I think it looks like you couldn't spell Devon. It's all a matter of the context in which it will be used isn't it - in India I expect friends and relatives of a 'Devon' - might be thinking 'oh dear, they obviously couldn't spell Deven'

Tigresswoods Thu 11-Jun-09 08:05:22

I know a Deven who is a male Indianl bloke. I never realised it was a traditional Hindu name until now. I think it is a lovely name and would work in both cultures.

Bucharest Thu 11-Jun-09 08:07:29

<hijack>
Mrswoolf, you surprise me......(the Knight Rider knowledge not the name opinion- too right you should be blushing Missy....)

Catz Thu 11-Jun-09 08:17:01

I know a Devin from the US (with pretty much 100% anglo-saxon background as far as I can see).

lastboxoftampons Thu 11-Jun-09 17:43:09

I totally agree with MrsBabookaloo. smile

gagamama Fri 12-Jun-09 12:42:24

I really like it, and agree with MrsBabookaloo and lastboxoftampons. It will sound English to English people but Indian to Indian people - perfect for his cultural mix, I reckon.

Plus it's just a lovely name, IMO.

Bounty2009 Fri 12-Jun-09 14:59:21

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Bonneville Fri 12-Jun-09 15:16:44

But isnt Devon (which is how Deven will be pronounced) usually a name given to girls?

mascaraohara Fri 12-Jun-09 15:21:58

I know a Devon he is gorgeous. I think it's an 'up and coming' name iykwim.. give it a few years and they'll be quite a few.

Never heard of it as a girls name before.

thell Wed 17-Jun-09 11:17:21

Lovely name, I don't think you should worry about it.
I agree with MrsBabookaloo too

stripeypineapple Wed 17-Jun-09 11:20:24

I like it.

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