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December 14th, 2007, 04:59 PM
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I was just trying to get some opinions on a name that I have come across and am thinking of using for my baby boy due in March. The name is Davin. Do you think that people will mistake it for being pronounced DAVE-IN? The middle name will likely be Thomas after my DH middle name and his fathers name. What are your opinions? Thanks for your help.
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December 14th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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I pronounced it Dave-in. Is it suppose to be like Gavin? I don't really like it and I think it will get misspronounced a lot.
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December 14th, 2007, 07:34 PM
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I pronounced it Dave-in too. I think people will assume it's a typo of David, and he'll have to correct people a lot.
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December 14th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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I too pronounce it Dave-in
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December 14th, 2007, 08:22 PM
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I agree about it being mispronounced a lot.
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December 14th, 2007, 09:59 PM
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I thought it was Dav-in when I first saw it (like Gavin), and I definitely like it. But I also like the pronunciation Dave-in I think it's really cute.
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December 15th, 2007, 12:10 AM
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I pronounced it Dave-in too!
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December 15th, 2007, 01:25 AM
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I love Davin.

Davin Thomas is great!
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December 15th, 2007, 06:30 AM
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I pronounced it Dav-in. I wouldnt use it because it seems made up, like you werent sure whether you prefered David or Devin/Devon so decided to incorporate the two.
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December 15th, 2007, 06:36 AM
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My nephew's name is Davin and everyone pronounces it right ... I guess that pronunciation might be a regional thing if everyone else is saying it with a long A. The only time anyone has assumed it was a typo, was on his insurance ... they thought he was David, Jr because his dad's name is David. Honest mistake. If my BIL had a different name, they probably would have gotten it right.

It's cute, but after seeing these responses, I think you'd have less trouble with Gavin as far as spelling and pronunciation. Gavin Thomas would be nice. Davin Thomas isn't bad either, just maybe annoying to spell and pronounce in your area.

I'd write it down and ask random people to say it while you're out and about one day, if you're comfortable talking to strangers! Then you could get a feel for how often it would be mispronounced.
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December 15th, 2007, 07:45 AM
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I pronounced it "Dav-in"
I think Davin Thomas sounds great!
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December 15th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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I prounouced it Dave-in as well but I LOVE the name pronouced Dav-in! Very very cute.
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December 15th, 2007, 11:29 AM
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Thanks to everyone for your opinions. It is pronounced "Dav-in", not "Dave-in" at least that is the way we would use it. In responce to someone on here it is not a made up name it is in the baby books and on line. In my baby name book it means "Smart". When I found this name I didn't even think of it being like David. I was thinking of it as a mix between Gavin and Devin. I like the name Gavin but our last name starts with a "G" and it doesn't sound good together. As for Devin, it could be a girl name and I don't want to name my boy a name that could be a girl name. My sister grew up with a girl named Devin so I associate the name with that. Although my DH likes the name Devin for a boy he has never heard of it used as a girl name. I don't know, I am still up in the air about it. If there are any new people reading this I would still appreciate any input from you.

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December 15th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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I would pronounce it Davin like Gavin (love that name) lol i like it but perfer Gavin
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December 15th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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I pronounced it DAV-in at first and then immediately second guessed myself.
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December 15th, 2007, 07:50 PM
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I pronounce it like Gavin w/ a D. I think its cute! I can see how it would get mispronounced but if you arent worried by that then it doesnt matter.
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December 15th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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I pronounced it like Gavin with a 'D'... I like it!
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December 15th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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I would pronounce it Dav-in, I like it.
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