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Thea or Evie

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AprilShowers15 Sat 02-May-15 00:59:38

We have decided on either Thea or Evelyn for our girl, just not sure which one to fully go for now, any opinions. We also can't decide on a middle name.

Thea Rachael Thomson
Thea Mary Thomson
Evelyn Rachael Thomson
Evelyn Mary Thomson

burgatroyd Sat 02-May-15 05:01:46

Any name other than Evie or anything that can be shortened to Evelyn. Round here it is the most popular name, two or three in any group or class.

KoalaDownUnder Sat 02-May-15 05:20:43

Agreed, not Evie - it's rife around here as well, and I'm in Australia! Genevieve, Evelyn, Eva, Eve, Evie - all to be avoided, I think.

Thea is lovely, or Tessa.

johendy Sat 02-May-15 09:11:10

I'd go with Thea. It's less common than Evie (if that bothers you) and it's a really pretty name.

SuzanneV Sat 02-May-15 09:37:47

Thea Rachael would be my choice.

manicinsomniac Sat 02-May-15 09:46:05

I like Thea better than Evie (though both are lovely)

But Evelyn Mary is my favourite of the combinations.

bobajob Sat 02-May-15 09:48:32

Thea Rachel is lovely. Agree every nursery class will have an Evie, Eva, Ava, Ada, Evie-May, Evie-Rose, Eva-Lily etc at the moment.

sweetpeame Sat 02-May-15 09:58:02

Evie does seem to be popular right now (although I think I've only come across 2 in real life!) but it's a lovely name so if you like it and it's popularity doesn't bother you then go for it. Alternatively how about Evelyn no nn? My great grandmother, mum and cousin are all called Evelyn and it has never been shortened so it doesn't have to have a nn if you don't want it to. I don't think people will automatically shorten it. Don't like Thea although I'm pretty sure most mumsnetters will tell you to go for that one wink

Sophronia Sat 02-May-15 22:19:23

Thea Rachael

Superlovely Sat 02-May-15 22:26:28

I liked Thea until someone pointed out that when children say it who can't pronounce 'th' they say Fea which sounds like fear which put me off a bit, but I still think it's a pretty name.

ashtrayheart Sat 02-May-15 22:30:10

I have an Evie and I only know of one other. It's a pretty name and suits my dd, if you like it go for it!

ch1134 Sun 03-May-15 10:38:12

I like Evelyn Rachael.

reuset Sun 03-May-15 11:19:31

Thea. Though it's good as short for Dorothea

cece Sun 03-May-15 11:24:30

DC2 was going to be Thea so that is what I would go with. We were going to use Althea or Alethea though. He was a boy though, as was DC3 so never got to use it.

Biscuitsneeded Sun 03-May-15 11:38:02

Thea. Elegant, not as popular as Evie. I like Thea Mary but Thea Rachael is nice too.

timelyreminder Sun 03-May-15 12:12:09

Evelyn Rachael

benchmark Sun 03-May-15 13:46:27

I don't know many babies but I know 4 Evies under 3. One is short for Evelyn and the rest are just Evie - I would avoid. Thea is lovely.

Marcipex Sun 03-May-15 14:35:08

I'd say avoid Eve/Evie, every other child is called this now. (The rest are boys)

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 03-May-15 18:21:49

Everyone on here is always going on about how popular Evie is. I have an Evelyn who is 3 and we are yet to come across another Evelyn and have only come across one other Evie. (We live in London) Names are popular for a reason. Evie/Evelyn is beautiful, we get lots of positive comments about it.
I think Evelyn Mary is gorgeous!

KERALA1 Mon 04-May-15 22:19:43

Eve / evelyn is full. One third of girls in dds class called eve. Crazily popular this generations sarah

MrsMarigold Tue 05-May-15 08:40:32

Evelyn is a super name

KERALA1 Tue 05-May-15 09:43:14

Please don't do it. This is what I hear "Eve was my friend today mummy but then I felt sorry for the other Eve so I played with her but then Evie was climbing a tree and nearly fell off onto Eva. Can Eve come to tea" Nooo Eve confusion is the bane of my life atm.

fionadal Tue 05-May-15 14:21:13

I don't know many Evies - only two under 5. I actually know more Theas (live in south-east!)! (But still only three!)

I prefer Thea of the two, with maybe a longer name like Dorothea or Althea as suggested above, so that, if Thea does suddenly become the next trending name, you have alternatives (if popularity of a name bothers you).

KERALA1 Tue 05-May-15 14:50:43

South west here - Eve/Evie/Eva central!

MamaLazarou Tue 05-May-15 16:37:08

PLEASE no more Evies. We have reached Peak Evie.

Theodora is beautiful.

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