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South African human rights activist Desmond Tutu.
RHAWK3935  6/13/2019
I think Desmond sounds like the name of a sweet little pan boi. He probably trusts few people but treasures them more closely. Just my personal opinion~
― Anonymous User  1/19/2019
It's okay but I don't really like it, probably because of the sm sound.
kayisforkeen  9/6/2018
Sort of like a male form of Daisy, (like Dessy or Dezzy as a nickname) with the fact that it's so rare, yet so unique. It sounds like diamond and makes me think of a handsome man in a dark blue suit.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2018
Desmond Miles was a brave man who sacrificed himself for the earth's survival. A moment of silence for Desmond. 1987-2012.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2018
This name reminds me of "Desmodus Rotundus" (Vampire Bats).
SparkleTsk  1/9/2018
Whilst not the origin of the name, "des Mond" is German for "of the moon."
― Anonymous User  1/5/2017
Desmond Hume, character on Lost (TV show)

"Desmond is named after David Hume, a Scottish philosopher who discussed the ideas of free will and determinism.[2] These ideas are reflected in Desmond's time travel where he meets Ms. Hawking, an old lady who explains that the universe has a specific way in which things must take place, anywhere that things go off course, the universe will correct itself.[3] Cusick was originally hired for only three episodes in the beginning of season two, but he then returned in the finale and became a regular cast member from the third season.[4]" -Wikipedia.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2017
Gosh I just wanna shout "DES-MOND THE MOON BEAR!" so bad ;-;
amlee87  11/29/2016
Desmond would be a perfect name for a dragon LOL... but I think I would prefer it spelt Dezmond.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
In America, Desmond has become a name used mainly by African Americans.
bufkus  4/24/2015
I really like this name! My image of someone named Desmond is a twenty-something good-natured intelligent guy who is witty and makes people laugh, although I don't know how I came to that association. I can also see it on an adorable little boy, with the potential nickname Des, and him growing into the name as an adult.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
Desmond is generally considered very dated in the UK.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2013
To me this seems like the name of a Dracula-style vampire, probably because of the character my brother Deinonychus made. It really surprised me that this name is from Ireland.

It's strange how differently everyone thinks of this name.
El is a Beth  4/17/2013
I like this name. It reminds me of someone who's cheerful, energetic, and likes making jokes. Then again, that might be because it's the basic personality of a character in a few of my stories with this name, a wisecracking vegetarian vampire bat.
Deinonychus  12/31/2012
I love the name Desmond! To anyone else considering it, I wouldn't let some odd ball association (a crazed black preacher? wth) throw you off. Desmond is a classic name that makes me think of someone who is strong, warm, and friendly. I also think of someone with brown hair and eyes, which I'm sure is influenced by Henry Ian Cusick's character, Desmond Hume, from lost.
Ursa_Minor  6/8/2012
Desmond Jennings, an American baseball player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
This is such an awesome name. Love the nickname "Des" for it. It just sounds very strong and reliable.
slyboots  1/9/2011
I've always liked this name. I don't care if it's the Beatles' song, "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," or Desmond Hume from LOST, but I really like this name. Des is a nice nickname, too.
Dawson  11/23/2010
Desmond Miles is the main/player character in the video game series Assassin's Creed.
La Reina  8/5/2010
I like the nickname Dez.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2009
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu is a famous bearer.
Lysis  8/3/2008
The only Desmond I know is Quentin Collins' cousin from Dark Shadows. Probably because of the character I associate this as a really frilly and kind of gay name associated with male poodles.
yohevid  8/2/2008
This name sounds mean and angry to me. For some unexplainable reason, it makes me think about a black minister who is a raving lunatic, holding sermons about how much he hates homosexuals and pronouncing Jesus as JEEEEEEE-ZUUS! while speaking so fast and frantically that he sounds like he is delirious and babbling incoherently.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
Desmond David Hume is a character from ABCs LOST. Played by Henry Ian Cusick.
caity-bear915  12/12/2006
I HATE this name! This is one of my middle names. And, I am a GIRL!
love_names  10/17/2006
Desmond Bagley is an author.
thelily  8/1/2006
This is the last name of Paul Desmond, a famous jazz musician.
meganmichele  7/30/2006
This was my grandad's name, although he was always called Dessy, which I think is a great name for a boy. Strong but fun!
niamhy  6/20/2006
This is my Dad's name. I like it because it's different. Of course it always gets shortened to Des!
magiclozzachick  12/21/2005
The Beatles' song Obladi-oblada is about Desmond and Molly Jones.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Often the Gaelic version is also rendered as 'Edmund.'
deois  9/21/2005

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