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Alisvolatpropiis Mon 01-Dec-14 08:49:26

Like it but am aware that it might be a bit "too much".

What do you think?

JakeyBurd Mon 01-Dec-14 09:27:09

It's very pretty, although I've never encountered one outside the pages of a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

At four syllables it's likely to get shortened a lot so be prepared for Angie, which isn't quite so pretty IMHO.

bookwormbeagle Mon 01-Dec-14 09:44:13

Absolutely love Evangeline - such a pretty name (always makes me sing the song from Disney's Princess and the Frog!).

CorporeSarnie Mon 01-Dec-14 09:46:24

I quite liked it in the 90's, when one of the characters in The House of Elliot was called Evangeline, nn Evie. But there are so many Evies etc. out there now that I wouldn't use it personally.

squoosh Mon 01-Dec-14 10:56:46

Bit long and frilly for me.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 01-Dec-14 11:03:56

Good point about there being many,mant Evie's.

Doubt I'll use it. Doubting the name is usually a sign!

meditrina Mon 01-Dec-14 11:09:29

It's a very Christian name. Is that your reason for considering it?

SomethingAboutNothing Mon 01-Dec-14 11:11:11

It's a beautiful name.

FeelingIrie Mon 01-Dec-14 11:13:13

I think it's beautiful but agree with PP re Evie. Might make a lovely middle name?

DramaAlpaca Mon 01-Dec-14 21:16:00

It's beautiful.

BreeVDKamp Mon 01-Dec-14 21:17:42

I like it and would try and encourage Evan as a nn smile total opposite end of the girly spectrum than Evangeline!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 01-Dec-14 21:20:59

Funnily enough Bree, the first thing one of my friends said when I mentioned the name was "oh you could nn her Evan!".

It isn't the Christian vibe that appeals particularly med, I love the way it sounds. Appreciate people may pin me as being religious if I choose it though.

Hmm

barnet Mon 01-Dec-14 21:21:54

Very pretty. What about Vivienne- similar feel.

Eminybob Mon 01-Dec-14 21:26:05

A colleague of mine has a baby Evangeline, nn Evie.

And the baby doll my baby's swimming teacher uses for demonstrations is called Evangeline confused

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 01-Dec-14 21:32:18

Not so keen on Vivienne, it's the almost inevitable Viv nn which puts me off.

I also like Aurelia, Meredith and Lara ( well I like others but these are the 4 which didn't cause painful eye rolling in my DH).

Aelfrida Mon 01-Dec-14 22:33:06

I love it! I know an Evangeline who goes by Evie.

sliceofsoup Mon 01-Dec-14 22:37:06

I love it but not sure I could use it. Its really nice to say.

Also love Aurelia and Meredith, but I prefer Tara to Lara.

I have always liked Verity as well.

Angelto5 Mon 01-Dec-14 22:44:32

I love it. (Though I am biased-it's our dd's name)

Got it of nanny McPhee-the character who marries Colin firth's smile

FlappertyFlippers Mon 01-Dec-14 22:47:26

How about Genevieve or Gwendolyn (really wanted to use them but didn't work out with dh surname!)

DramaAlpaca Mon 01-Dec-14 23:41:51

Love Aurelia & Lara, but not Meredith. It reminds me of the whiny one in Grey's Anatomy.

SquidgyMaltLoaf Mon 01-Dec-14 23:45:36

I really like it. Nickname could be Lina?

steppemum Mon 01-Dec-14 23:48:48

I know 2 young Evangelines. One is a Christian family, and the other not.
One is shortened to Evie, the other not.

I really like the link back to Evangeline Pankhurst too.

Anjou Tue 02-Dec-14 05:13:40

I love Evangeline. I know a 6 yr old one, nn Evan. Ultra feminine full name, tomboy-ish nn. Perfect!

jaynebxl Tue 02-Dec-14 05:34:20

Are you a Hobbit fan? That's what I'd assume if I heard you called your daughter that. And I'd assume your son was called Orlando.

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 02-Dec-14 05:56:45

Not one of my favourites, it's too long, also I seem to go for names ending in "ia"! grin

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