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mmmnoodlesoup Mon 05-Nov-12 15:29:12

What do you think of James Evan? He would use Evan though. DP is very keen, I'm not in love with it really but don't dislike it.

MolotovBomb Mon 05-Nov-12 16:42:23

It's a gorgeous name, IMO. One of the loveliest Welsh boys names. Why James Evan and not Evan James?

usualsuspect3 Mon 05-Nov-12 16:45:54

I like Evan James better than James Evan.

MolotovBomb Mon 05-Nov-12 16:48:15

Yes - I think that Evan James flows better smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 05-Nov-12 16:52:05

I agree that Evan James sounds better.

I don't understand why you would choose to call your dc by their middle name. Surely it just leads to a lot of confusion through life.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Mon 05-Nov-12 16:56:39

Sorry but I don't like it. A bit plain for me. James is much nicer.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 17:24:47

Evan is great!

And I agree with other posters Evan James flows better and makes more sense if you intend to call him Evan.

Cezella Mon 05-Nov-12 22:41:18

I know an Evan James!

Just a question how would you pronounce it? E as in Even or E as in elephant?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 05-Nov-12 22:43:53

The Evans that I know say it Eh-van with the e as in elephant.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 22:47:36

I think if you say it with the E from Even it sounds more like Ifan.

Cezella Mon 05-Nov-12 22:49:57

But in its original welsh form that's how it is said- Eevan (as in Ifan)

Cezella Mon 05-Nov-12 22:50:56

I live in North Wales and know three- all are pronounced E as in even

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 05-Nov-12 23:05:10

Is that spelt with an a in it cezella?

Ifan would be more phonetically correct in welsh for Evan, but the families that I know who have chosen it have used the more anglicised spelling for the sake of the rest of their non welsh families.

Cezella Mon 05-Nov-12 23:20:11

Yes- it's spelt E-V-A-N and pronounced "Ee-van"

I'm welsh first language and my great grandfather had this name. My friend's brother also has it and I have three friends with it- all Welsh families, all spelt Evan and all pronounced "Ee-van" (As in Ifan)

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 23:24:39

I'm Welsh too! waves

I'm not sure why but I assumed that OP was English and would be intending to say Eh-van,much like how Dylan is said as Dillan in England.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 23:26:35

Also,looking at earlier post,I worded it really badly

BabylonPI Mon 05-Nov-12 23:28:29

We have an Evan grin with an Eh-van - we're not welsh and have no welsh ancestry!

We went with the Greek meaning of the name - it means Little Warrior smile

He is Evan Jon in full, it suits him, I love it and I too prefer Evan James to James Evan grin

It does get a bit annoying that everyone assumes we have welsh connections, but hey ho it could be so much worse!!!!

CODwidow Fri 09-Nov-12 22:59:34

I also have an Evan jon grin

BabylonPI Sat 10-Nov-12 23:38:52

grin at COD

Great minds!!!

Wiggy29 Sun 11-Nov-12 07:51:23

Surreal- Evan and James are our top two boys names at the mo though think Evan out on top. Traditional but not common and suits all ages. grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 11-Nov-12 15:18:57

It should be pronounced air-van IMO not air-vun.

Ours is an Evan Rhys!

BabylonPI Mon 12-Nov-12 16:20:36

We also wanted traditional but not overused and I have to say it suits ours perfectly!! grin

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