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IcouldbutthenIcouldnot Tue 11-Oct-11 00:29:49

How would you pronounce it?

Eve - lin

And what do you think?

and is Aveline better?

MollyintheMoon Tue 11-Oct-11 02:04:13

I would pronounce it ev-er-lyn. I like it.

savoycabbage Tue 11-Oct-11 02:05:24

So would I. There is one in my dd's class.

WitchesBroomForMyChin Tue 11-Oct-11 04:22:06

I would pronounce it same as Molly. I used to love this name but its really over popular at the moment Aveline is lovely.

sleepywombat Tue 11-Oct-11 04:30:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MelinaM Tue 11-Oct-11 07:44:20

^Yes I agreesmile

DejaWho Tue 11-Oct-11 08:11:53

Eve-Lynne... purely because the person I knew with that name pronounced it that way.

nothingbyhalves Tue 11-Oct-11 08:13:52

prefer Evelyn to Aveline personnally

BikeRunSki Tue 11-Oct-11 08:23:12


I wanted this for pink bump, it was my granny's name, but DH has vetoed Evelyn as too old fashioned and the inevitable Evie as too common.

GooseyLoosey Tue 11-Oct-11 08:25:12

It was my grandmother's name and she was always ev-lyn

It's dd's best friend's name and she is eve-lyn.

Personally, I prefer ev-lyn, but either way, it's a lovely name.

Don't like Aveline.

birdofthenorth Tue 11-Oct-11 09:01:37

Prefer Ev-ah-lin. Know people who pronounce it both ways. Always thought Eve-lin risked sounding a bit like Evil- in!

Ev-ah-lin is lovely I think. I would probably go for Lynnie as a nickname to avoid turning into one of a million Eve/ Eva/ Evies.

mrsmummy84 Tue 11-Oct-11 10:01:44

Ev-uh-lin. I really wanted this too, but DH doesn't like it and it does seem to be very popular.

KatAndKit Tue 11-Oct-11 10:47:12

I think it's a nice name. A good friend of mine has an Evelyn and they pronounce it Eve-lyn. It is becoming less unusual than it used to be when she was first born and there are indeed tonnes of Evies at the moment, but there is no reason for the name to be shortened if you don't want that, at least at first when you have some control over it.

minipie Tue 11-Oct-11 12:24:18

I'd say Eve-lin. lovely name.

comedaygoday Tue 11-Oct-11 12:45:41

Agree with Sleepy Wombat. Evelyn for a boy and Everlyn for a girl.

Youremindmeofthebabe Tue 11-Oct-11 17:09:21

My grandma is Evelyn and goes by Ev-eh-lyn. I love it too, but she hates it!

Fixture Tue 11-Oct-11 20:29:13


fedupofnamechanging Wed 12-Oct-11 18:24:45

I like Ev eh lyn. Aveline reminds me of the girl in Bread.

If you do choose Evelyn, I would suggest from the start that you call her by her full name to discourage other people from using a nn.

shineypenny Wed 12-Oct-11 18:33:49


DigOfTheStump Wed 12-Oct-11 20:27:42

I would pronounce it Ev eh lynn goes off to sit on hands before having another rant about people putting and R into words when ther isn't one there

lurkinginthebackground Thu 13-Oct-11 21:34:51

I would pronounce it Eve-Lyn.
Is there such a name as Eveline??
Anyway I love this name but was unsure how to pronounce it/spell it so that put me off. Didn't have the wisdom of mn then to ask for advice!

patindahat Fri 14-Oct-11 11:04:30


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