New Name Crush: Deverell?

Soooo [name_m]Deverell[/name_m]?

Found it. Fell hard and fast for it. It’s a swoon-worthy balance of historical and mysterious IMO.

  1. Is it too close to devil? :see_no_evil:
  2. What middles would you pair with it?
  3. Other general thoughts

Thanks :slight_smile:

i see the similarity to devil now that you point it out, but it’s not an issue imo. i’d pair a more familiar name with it, like Deverell Alexander, Deverell Ulysses, or Deverell Theodore.

i’m not a fan, personally, but i don’t think it’s a bad name. i think he would be called Dev a lot as a nn!

I don’t know if Deverell is completely new to me, or I haven’t paid attention to it before, but please take these feelings as ‘first impressions’ either way.

  1. “Is it too close to devil?”
    That did not occur to me :slight_smile:
    Soundwise, are you going with two or three syllables? Before looking at the page link I was debating how many syllables, and thinking that with three it’s very distanced from that word. Idk yet which I prefer. Some other middle suggestions:
    Deverell Indigo
    Deverell Cassan / Cassander
    Deverell Argider
    Deverell Sabien
    Deverell Lothar
    Deverell Antares
    Deverell Omari
    Deverell Zephyrin
    Deverell Noë

  2. “What middles would you pair with it?”
    I love a French name, so I’m thinking one of my favourites such as Deverell Maxence, Deverell Léo, Deverell Loïc. (At this point in my reply/thinking about Deverell, I’ve defaulted to the 2 syllable PN. With 3 syllables, I can see it being easier to draw out the last with an American accent perhaps, but in my English one it’s a short sound that’s difficult to enunciate - it sounds lovely when I manage it though!!)

  3. “Other general thoughts.”
    If I knew a person with this name I’m sure PN would soon become intuitive.
    Do you happen to like Devereaux / Deveraux? I love this one!

  1. I think so!

[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] is very regal and charming and if you pronounce it Dev-eh-rul, the ‘devil’ similarity might be less than the Dev-rull one. Still, I think some people might point it out, in a joke-y way? Like [name_m]Damian[/name_m] / [name_m]Damon[/name_m] and [name_m]Demon[/name_m] :person_shrugging: [name_m]Deveraux[/name_m] might appeal too?


[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_u]Finley[/name_u]
[name_m]Deverell[/name_m] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m]

Thank you all so much! I had only considered the Dev-uh-rel pronunciation so if we were to ever choose it, it would be that one!

@venezio wow I love [name_u]Antares[/name_u] but my husband will never go for it. I like [name_m]Devereaux[/name_m] but I think [name_m]Deverell[/name_m] is probably more our taste. Thanks for your input!

@kapaza thanks!

@Greyblue you described it so well: regal and charming! Appreciate the input and the names! It’s staying on this list for now but might be slightly less high. We’ll see!

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