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Vanessa or Evie

(17 Posts)
CloudSurfer Sun 21-Apr-13 13:38:04

which would you prefer to be called ?

juneau Sun 21-Apr-13 13:40:26


Evie is too popular at the moment - I know several and a couple of Eva's too.

juneau Sun 21-Apr-13 13:41:12

Or you could choose Evelyn, Evangeline, etc and use Evie for short. I'm not a fan of nicknames for real names tho'.

Zhx3 Sun 21-Apr-13 13:41:54

Vanessa smile. I know two adult Vanessas, and they are both lovely and elegant.

There are also a lot of little girls called Evie at the moment.

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 14:23:37


Snazzynewyear Sun 21-Apr-13 14:25:25


Shesparkles Sun 21-Apr-13 14:28:34

Both are lovely, but again I'd say Evie is getting almost too popular just now.
I also know a lovely adult Vanessa

So either or. Helpful? grin

mummanj Sun 21-Apr-13 15:47:44

Evie would be my choice but if it were me would go with Evelyn. Not keen on Vanessa.

telsa Sun 21-Apr-13 22:29:18


simplesusan Sun 21-Apr-13 22:54:54


GW297 Mon 22-Apr-13 00:26:09


Ouchmyhead Mon 22-Apr-13 00:46:11

Vanessa, Evie is so popular but to me it's such a 'little girl' name - I can never imagine an adult Evie, it's too cutesy! Vanessa would suit a little girl and an adult however. IMO.

nooka Mon 22-Apr-13 04:40:13

Vanessa. Evie wouldn't suit me at all. But then it strikes me as very much the name of a little girl - I'd be pretty surprised to meet an adult Evie.

mathanxiety Mon 22-Apr-13 05:54:10

Vanessa. If I were using Evie it would be short for something else.

Strangely enough, Evie is a name that says older person to me, thanks to names in my grandmother's and dad's generation.

FattyMcChubster Mon 22-Apr-13 06:04:53

I'm not a fan of 'ness' 'nessa' or 'nessie' which is what I've heard Vanessa's shortened to so I'd say Evie.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:52:42

Evelyn in full or just Eve. Evie by itself is one of those dreadful twee 'eee' names that will date to the 2000-2010 bracket in the way that Sharon, Tracy, Claire, Michelle etc do to the seventies. Vanessa is much more distinguished than Evie, but not my actual cup of tea.

aoife24 Wed 24-Apr-13 22:16:15

Eve and Evie as a nickname. Surely Eve won't date.

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