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Subject: If you're fond of basketball, France, or biology...
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: January 18, 2002 at 2:20:01 PM
Reply to: Re: Have you thought of asking your son/daughter? n/t by Chris
...you may like the name better, then.

1. Brevin Knight is the name of a basketball star.

2. Saint-Brevin is a seaside resort town in France.

3. Brevin is an old name used to describe plasma gelsolin; gelsolin being a calcium and phosphoinositide sensitive protein from most vertebrate tissues and serum.
(ref. http://www.bms.ed.ac.uk/research/smaciver/Encyclop/abpG.htm)

4. The name Brevin is also a Huguenot surname, although I haven't been able to find the meaning for you.

5. And, of course, taking into consideration naming trends in the U.S., there's always the possibility that "Brevin" is an invented name, created from combining the popular names of "Brandon" and "Kevin".

You can take comfort in the fact that you're in the company of at least 288 (and very possibly more) other grandmothers who may or may not appreciate their son or daughter's choice of the name of "Brevin" for their grandchild, as there were a total of 71 boy babies born in U.S. territories in the year 2000 who were named "Brevin". In 1999, there were 73 boy babies named "Brevin".

-- Nanaea

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