I was wondering if you could do a name to consider post for the name Jevan. jev-an. Basically just Evan with a J in front. I really like the sound of it but I was wondering if it sounds too made up?
Because I know a child named Javon (juh-VAHN), I saw the name and pronounced it similarly (accent on the second syllable: jeh-VAHN). I'm not sure how I would have pronounced it if I didn't know a Javon (whose name I heard before I saw). We ran into the same issue when we discussed Drewan: some of us saw it as DREW-win, and some of us saw it as dreh-WAN. I see the Social Security Administration has 33 baby Jevans born in 2010; I wish we could find out how they're pronouncing it.
I like it when an unusual name has an easy way to explain it to others hearing it the first time, and this one has really good ones: "It's like Evan, with a J in front." "It's like Devan but with a J."
It gives me the same reaction as when I first heard the names Jaron, Joren, and Javon: they don't sound made-up to me; instead they sound like names from another country or names I just hadn't encountered before.
What does everyone else think of it?