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Thread: Is Gaven Andrew too plain?
July 11th, 2013 08:40 AM #16** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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July 11th, 2013 09:18 AM #18
@scarletrune: I have always heard the beginning sound of Gavin pronounced like the gav- in gavel and not like given.
I would love to use spellings of names like Gawain, but I'm afraid that here in the US his name would always be horribly butchered. People constantly mispronounce my name, and it's not unusual at all!
Dougal and Keane are on my list for consideration, and I think I'm going to have to add Galen, which I like a lot. When I first heard Declan it was a preppy teenage boy character on a TV show and I assumed that they just made up the name for the character, and even though I've learned about the name since then that's always what I picture.
Thanks for the suggestions! Feel free to keep them coming if you think of any more.
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July 11th, 2013 10:17 AM #20Senior Member
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July 11th, 2013 10:22 AM #22
Gavin. I'd probably say 'gayve-n' to rhyme with haven, if I saw it.
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