Aven for a Boy

I would like everyone’s opinion on the name we have almost decided on for our son. Also, I need help on other non-traditional names to go with the classic Edward. Names like: Jace, Tye, Zack.

Aven [name]Edward[/name] [name]Dale[/name]

I noticed how many forums are saying that Aven is mostly a girl’s name, but I think Aven sounds masculine and kind of like [name]Aiden[/name], but with a “V”. [name]Edward[/name] is a family name. Thanks for any input.


When I see this name I think [name]Haven[/name] is missing an ‘h’. I like [name]Haven[/name] a lot so Aven doesn’t look right to me. It also reminds me of [name]Avon[/name]. I don’t think it sounds girly. It is similar to [name]Avery[/name] which to me does not sound feminine but has turned into a unisex name. I think Aven Edward Dale sounds really nice.
[name]Tate[/name] [name]Edward[/name]
Drake Edward
Branson Edward
Damon Edward
Barrett Edward
Keaton Edward
Ross Edward
Davin Edward
Harrison Edward
Callum Edward

The only Aven I’ve met was a boy. The similarity to [name]Aidan[/name] and [name]Evan[/name] makes it more masculine to American ears, I think.

Aven [name]Edward[/name] [name]Dale[/name] is gorgeous. I love it. I would put it in the unisex category (in that you may occassionally have to correct someone who thinks your boy is a girl, but really, this is not the end of the world)

I love it! [name]Unique[/name] but not too out there.

I like [name]Haven[/name] on a boy, so I like Aven, too; and it does resemble [name]Aiden[/name] and [name]Evan[/name] more than [name]Haven[/name] does, so that should help. I think Aven [name]Edward[/name] [name]Dale[/name] is a great combination.
[name]How[/name] did you choose the name Aven?

I think it’s a boy name as well… I was thinking the other day of words i like, and [name]Raven[/name] and [name]Lavender[/name] were two of them, the word AVEN is in both… I definitely think more of a boy name than a girl, but could be both I guess. Some other boys names I like are [name]Peregrine[/name], [name]Hawthorne[/name], [name]Arlo[/name]… ???

I’m not a huge fan, if I’m honest. I love [name]Edward[/name] though!

A great combo [name]IMO[/name]!

What does Aven mean? I’m unfamiliar with this being used as a name and only know it as a river, Pont-Aven and a word related to cave/sinkholes. Would like to know more about it and [name]IMO[/name] the name sounds pretty unisex.

I’m not a big fan of made-up names (just not my style), but to each her own! I am assuming you made Aven up (I might be wrong?) and if so how did you come to that particular name?

@bluehorses i know she didn’t make up the word, in French Pont-Aven is a place, there’s a river Aven and the word basically translates into caves and sinkholes but I’m interested to know of it means something else too. Maybe it’s Irish or English? I have no idea.

I personally would go with the spelling [name]Avon[/name], because Aven looks odd to me.

[name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Dale[/name] is really handsome, and I love how original the combo is.

[name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Gray[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Shay[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Blair[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Gage[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Leo[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Pierce[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Reed[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Heath[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Miles[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Drake[/name], [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Cole[/name]?

I like Aven [name]Edward[/name] [name]Dale[/name]. I like sheflieswithherownwings’s suggestion of [name]Avon[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Blair[/name], too. The spelling [name]Avon[/name] makes me think of [name]Stratford[/name] in Warwickshire. Aven is still a nice spelling too.

I always thought Aven was a variant of [name]Avon[/name], which is the name of a load of rivers in the UK. Apparently [name]Avon[/name] is from the Welsh work afon, which means river. However when I Googled around, one site said it was from the word fen (“a fen” apparently goes to “afen” which apparently goes to “aven” over time). A fen is kind of like a marsh, which I guess is in the same town as a sinkhole like thetxbelle said. So anyone whose ancestors lived near a fen might have this as a surname.

A woman I know recently had a boy named Aven [name]Michael[/name]. It’s completely NMSAA.

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