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How to pronounce Evie and Isla??

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Dolanette Wed 01-Dec-10 21:48:31

Evie - Is it ee-vee or ev-ee?

Isla - Eye-la or Is-la??

Wigeon Wed 01-Dec-10 21:49:02

Eeee veeeeee

Eye la

Greythorne Wed 01-Dec-10 21:49:07

eee veee

eye la

Goingspare Wed 01-Dec-10 21:49:09



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Dolanette Wed 01-Dec-10 21:50:48

Thanks I like Evie, seems to be very popular in UK, have never heard of it been used in Ireland.

jentl Wed 01-Dec-10 21:51:35

There seems no choice to me.
Evie is ee-vee and
Isla is eye-la

We say 'ee-vun' for even and 'eye-land' for island.

Hope that helps.

By the way, both names are lovely but Isla gets a gold star from me. Gorgeous name.

AvengingGerbil Wed 01-Dec-10 21:54:38

Ee - vee and
Eye -la

Wigeon Wed 01-Dec-10 21:56:44

If you like Evie, go with Eva - much more classic and hopefully won't date as quickly. smile. <thus speaks mother of an Eva>

NameyNameyChangerydoo Wed 01-Dec-10 21:59:56



BarbieLovesKen Wed 01-Dec-10 22:15:00

Yeah, Dolanette I havent heard of any Evies at all in Ireland either, despite hearing its quite popular on here. Its lovely.

tammy234 Wed 01-Dec-10 22:20:28

I know an Isla whose name is pronounced EE-sla, like Isla Bonita or the Spanish for island.

ShoshanaBlue Wed 01-Dec-10 22:48:25

Eva is pronounced quite differently from Evie though (both nice names).

BonniePrinceBilly Thu 02-Dec-10 00:14:02

Not really. Eee-vah, eee-vee.

I don't think Evie/Eva is used much in Ireland because its so close to Aoife.

AvengingGerbil Thu 02-Dec-10 10:35:41

Eva is pronounced Ay- va, not Ee-va.

BonniePrinceBilly Thu 02-Dec-10 12:09:03

I'll go tell my friend EEE-vah, that will I?

Don't be ridiculous, there is often more than one way to pronounce things. hmm

typsical Thu 02-Dec-10 14:03:25

I'd say Eva is Ee-va, and Ava is Ay-va. And Evie is a nice nn for Eva. And also for Eve, Evelyn, Evangeline/a...

Wigeon Thu 02-Dec-10 18:00:37

As the mother of an Eva and thus the resident expert on this thread wink, I would say that Eva is pronounced Eee-va by people whose mother tongue is English (me) and often pronounced Ay-va ("ay" rhymes with "hay", not "eye") by many people from Eastern Europe (eg my grandmother-in-law from Hungry).

So everyone is right - there are at least two ways to pronounce Eva. Apart from those people who think there is only one way to pronounce Eva.

RockinRobinBird Thu 02-Dec-10 18:10:16

So my friend ee-va whose parents came from Poland were wrong ad well then? wink

Wigeon Thu 02-Dec-10 19:10:38

Note my language which left room for difference (given I haven't met everyone in eastern Europe): "often" pronounced by "many" people in Eastern Europe wink.

going Thu 02-Dec-10 19:14:09

My mum is Easten European and has friends called Eva pronounced EVER.

IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp Sat 04-Dec-10 06:58:05

I have and Evie (Ee vee)and my niece is called Isla (eye la)

I love them both smile

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