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Ellis or Evan?

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Alioco Fri 21-Feb-14 22:04:00

Expecting my first boy in 2 weeks, the only names me and DH agree on are Evan and Ellis.
We already have a daughter Eliza.
Didn't specifically go for names beginning in E, just worked out that way.
So which do you prefer, Evan or Ellis?

DramaAlpaca Fri 21-Feb-14 22:06:00

Evan.

Ellis is a nice name, but a bit too similar to Eliza.

Secondtimesally Fri 21-Feb-14 22:09:22

I second that - too similar to Eliza (which is lovely btw).

But then I would vote for Evan as it is my DHs name - and I have always loved it!

Alioco Fri 21-Feb-14 22:10:27

Thank you ladies

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 21-Feb-14 22:11:52

Evan. We have one - it's a great name!

chestnut100 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:15:58

I have an Ellis, so I'm bias! But both great names, and I have to agree, Evan is probably a better choice given his big sister's name

HyvaPaiva Fri 21-Feb-14 22:17:29

Evan

LowLevelWhinging Fri 21-Feb-14 22:19:11

Both family names for me, but I love my DN's name Evan (Ev)

FrankUnderwood Fri 21-Feb-14 22:20:45

Evan. I prefer it anyway, but Ellis is just too close to Eliza too.

LoveVintage Fri 21-Feb-14 22:22:01

I have an Ellis too! It is a fantastic name, but I really like Evan too and agree it goes better with Eliza, which would have been our girl's name!

Ellis is lovely.

eatyourveg Fri 21-Feb-14 22:30:00

If you are pronouncing Evan as Eee - van then I'd go with that. Like Ellis too. Have tons of relatives with both names.

Alioco Fri 21-Feb-14 22:35:59

Great, thanks for all your comments everyone!

halecromp Fri 21-Feb-14 23:32:32

I prefer Ellis but think it's too close to Eliza.

Just noticed that you have an Eliza already. In that case, personally, I wouldn't use either of them, much as I like Ellis. Ellis and Eliza really doesn't work imvho.

ThreeBecameFour Sat 22-Feb-14 16:44:33

Ellis

LoveVintage Sat 22-Feb-14 17:14:47

Is Ellis a common name in England? Am in Scotland where it is quite unusual.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 22-Feb-14 20:11:31

I know a girl called Ellis (in Scotland) so would say Evan

squoosh Sat 22-Feb-14 21:05:32

I know a girl Ellis in Scotland too.

I think Evan goes best with Eliza.

Stopmithering Sat 22-Feb-14 21:11:16

I have an Evan. Love the name. Think Ellis and Eliza too close.

TheWhispersOfTheGods Sat 22-Feb-14 23:31:15

As a name, prefer Ellis but like both, and agree with PPs that is is too close to Eliza and Evan works better.

LoveVintage Sun 23-Feb-14 14:28:52

I know a girl Ellis too - her mum told me that she knew it was a boy's name when she used it.

DewClawDisaster Sun 23-Feb-14 14:35:23

Evan, I know a lovely one. Think it goes well with Eliza too.

I'm really not keen on Ellis at all.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 23-Feb-14 15:44:05

Really like Ellis but think Ellis and Eliza are too samey.

Both Ellis and Evan are great names.

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