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29/04/2013 at 17:49
I was looking through a name book last night and came across Devon in the girls section. the only Devon I've heard of is an actor (can't remember his surname) , and so I'd always thought of it being a boys name but according to this book it's unisex.
i really like the sound of it for a girl, but don't want to use it if everyone would think its a boys name.
What do you think? If you heard someone called Devon, would you assume they were a boy?
29/04/2013 at 17:54
I think it could be used for a girl too. I struggle a bit with it as I live in Dorset area so to me it's a county. I assume you don't live down 'ere?
I do like Devlin though have you come across that?
29/04/2013 at 17:58
Devon Sawa??? Because of him, I would think boy, but I also think it works for a girl.
Bea, if I was to have another (which will never happen), Devlin is the middle name of choice. Although, it is the name of a rapper, I think.
29/04/2013 at 18:02
I only know Devons that are male but in America it's probably more a girl name. I quite like it for either though
29/04/2013 at 18:06
Ah yes so it is AK but google tells me his first name is James so think its ok.
29/04/2013 at 18:18
H and I think it's a boy name, sorry!
29/04/2013 at 18:19
Yes Bea I live "up north" . I know it's a well known place bit I don't think that would put me off as its not a place round the corner from me IYSWIM
I'd not heard of Devlin, but have a friend who has that as a surname so couldn't really use it.
AK- yeah I think it is Devon Sawa I'm thinking of.
29/04/2013 at 18:25
To me it would be a boys name, and also Afro-Caribbean
29/04/2013 at 18:30
I've never heard the name Devon. I think I would say boy if I had to guess.
29/04/2013 at 18:50
I think it's quite unisex.
29/04/2013 at 18:54
I would have said boy, but I've never heard of anyone called that either sex
29/04/2013 at 18:59
Thanks everyone. I think like others have said its unisex, but worry people would assume it was a boy on paper etc.
I do still like it, it will stay on the list for now as I have plenty of time to think about it but not 100% about it
29/04/2013 at 19:09
I know a female Devon so wouldn't automatically assume it's a boys name.
29/04/2013 at 19:12
I know a woman, who has a little girl called Denver. Everyone thinks it is a boys name when they hear it, never put her of though.
29/04/2013 at 19:13
I think of it as quite a surfy name by the way!
29/04/2013 at 19:20
29/04/2013 at 19:30
I think of it as a girl's name as a girl I used to go to a youth club with when I was a kid was called Devon. It's lovely.
29/04/2013 at 19:53
There's a lady at C's nursery called Devan (she was C's keyworker at one time), and I'm sure there was a boy called Devon at my school.
29/04/2013 at 20:00
I've heard it a lot in America for boys. Nell McAndrew's son is called Devon as well.
29/04/2013 at 20:04
There was a girl at A's nursery called Devon and in my baby name book it's listed under girls names but not boys. I like it!
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