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Rockinghorse123 Sat 31-Jan-15 08:31:49


Just curious as I would pronounce it
Eve - Lynn but when I was chatting to DM about girls names she said she would pronounce it Ev - Lynn.

So wise mumsnetters, who is correct??smile

MuttonCadet Sat 31-Jan-15 08:32:20


Hassled Sat 31-Jan-15 08:32:31


ourglass Sat 31-Jan-15 08:47:48

I heard a mum say it Eve-Lin the other day and it didn't sound right. I would say Ev-Lyn

Artandco Sat 31-Jan-15 08:51:25


HainaultViaNewburyPark Sat 31-Jan-15 08:56:28

My DD is Evelyn - we pronounce it Ever-lynn
she insists her 'real' name is Evie

ourglass Sat 31-Jan-15 09:03:03

Yes or Everlynn

DurhamDurham Sat 31-Jan-15 09:03:15

I work with an Ev-elyn. She says it's split 50/50 on how people pronounce it and says that she grew not to mind as it was easier than correcting every other person.

suboptimal Sat 31-Jan-15 09:04:24




SoupDragon Sat 31-Jan-15 09:05:26

Ever Lin.

Unless told it was something else.

RedToothBrush Sat 31-Jan-15 09:14:24

DH loved it. I vetoed it because I can't get past Evil Lynn.

We had a DS.

SunnyBaudelaire Sat 31-Jan-15 09:15:05

eever lynn

ChippingInLatteLover Sat 31-Jan-15 09:15:33

Ev eh lyn

ChippingInLatteLover Sat 31-Jan-15 09:15:59

But I'd call her Evie grin

AngryBeaver Sat 31-Jan-15 09:19:25

Ever Lynne

Sophronia Sat 31-Jan-15 11:01:07


GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 31-Jan-15 14:36:13

I pronounce it Ev-lynn

isthisjustfantasy Sat 31-Jan-15 16:37:20


LovethenameDaphne Sat 31-Jan-15 16:54:42

Ev - uh - lyn

treaclesoda Sat 31-Jan-15 16:56:06

I would pronounce is Ev-lynn, or Ev-e-lynn. But not Eve-lynn.

squoosh Sat 31-Jan-15 18:03:10


Archer26 Sat 31-Jan-15 18:09:21

This is the girls name we have chosen for our baby due in april. I've always pronounced it eve-lin but when discussing with friends the other day a few pronounced it ever-lin. I think it is personal preference really. Eve-lin for me smile

MaraThonbar Sat 31-Jan-15 18:59:29

Your DM is right. Ev-lynn for a girl. Pronounced Eve-lynn, it's a boys' name.

RockAFellaRock Sat 31-Jan-15 21:08:11


tassisssss Sat 31-Jan-15 21:11:57

Can I guess that it's only English people who add the R?!

I'd say Ev-Lin

(I'm Scottish)

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