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Vernon Dursley is Harry Potter's uncle, a real muggle.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
T4 and Radio 1 presenter Vernon Kaye. He's a dude, and freakishly tall.
-- hana  2/3/2006
I think kids are going to associate this name with Harry Potter's uncle for at least a few generations, making it a bad choice for a baby.
-- Marauder  11/9/2006
I don't like this. It's ugly, in my opinion.
-- Surreal  12/11/2006
I know someone with the name Vernon. It is an uncommon name to say the least and because of Harry Potter, it may never really be liked.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2007
For your info people don't care if it's a bad guy in Harry Potter or his dog! My cousin is called Vernon so I'll probably never use it. :(
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2007
Sadly, forever connected with Vernon Dursley.
-- spaz123  8/25/2007
My father's name is Vernon and frankly no one cares about a "flat character" from Harry Potter. The main character in Harry Potter is Harry, and there hasn't been an insane increase in people naming their children Harry because of the book. Why? Because if you honestly let a book, even one as popular as the Harry Potter series, affect your decision to name your child whatever you are going to name it, you are a fool. If Harry Potter is the first time that you've ever heard the name Vernon then all that means is that it's a rare name, but why would you let the personality of the character bestowed with that name carry over with the name itself? That is just an example of someone who can't think independently and absorbs rather then interprets what they see and hear.
-- akheil  9/10/2007
I dislike the name Vernon. It reminds me too much of the father in the book Never Mind The Pollacks, who was named Vernon and a very unpleasant person.
-- mymymetrocard  12/7/2007
I try not to associate the name Vernon with the word "vermin," but it always ends up happening. And, as if this couldn't be more degrading, who wouldn't associate the cruel Uncle Vernon with vermin?

It's really not a bad name. It's just unfortunate that a lot of people will stereotype it.
-- MusicRat  1/6/2008
One was Richard Vernon (Vernon) from the Breakfast Club, he was the teacher/VP person thing.
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2008
This name makes me think of Vernon Wayne Howell, aka David Koresh.
-- bananarama  10/3/2008
My last name's Vernon. And I always thought it was a city in France, at least according to my dad it was (maybe it is, I'll go look at a map). But it also means "alder" which is the genus name for the flowers on a birch tree.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2009
I like this name, it's strong and handsome, but I may be biased because of my love for the name Verona. I wouldn't personally use it though because it's overused as a place name.
-- Aureliano  2/21/2010
Reminds me of Harry Potter's cruel uncle Vernon. I hate that character.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2011
I don't like this name at all, it has no appeal. It sounds harsh and boring.
-- Kimberley  8/19/2011
I love this name! I think it's strong, handsome, very masculine, and outdoorsy. These traits also fit my grandpa, and Vernon was his first name. I don't agree with those who say this is an ugly name.
-- alicia_renee  10/9/2011
The name Vernon was given to 115 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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