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anyothergirl Mon 29-Jun-15 20:56:36

One of these is my favourite girl's name. Is it my imagination or is every baby girl born recently called one of these names? How many Evas, Avas and Eves have you heard of recently? Are these names going to be really common and does it matter? I would prefer a more unusual name generally but until recently I hadn't heard of too many Evas and Avas!

BagsyThisName Mon 29-Jun-15 20:58:27

I know Eves aged about 7, Evas and Evelyns aged about 5, and Avas are all aged 2.

GinUpGirl Mon 29-Jun-15 20:59:56

It's not your imagination.

I think those names are the height of dull.

Wigeon Mon 29-Jun-15 21:00:50

I know an Eve, Eva, Ava, Evie, Evelyn and Evangeline...But if you love the name, just go for it!

2down1togo Mon 29-Jun-15 21:01:23

My 3 year old daughters name is the Irish version of one of these. I too thought it was something a bit different, but she's just started preschool a few months ago. In her class there's her, Ava, Aoibheann, Aoife, Annie, Aimee, Ashlene...
There seems to be a massive popularity for A and E names at the moment! I still love her name though... smile

RiverTam Mon 29-Jun-15 21:01:33

I know of one Eve, one Evie and one Ava. I like Eva best if the three.

MrsMarigold Mon 29-Jun-15 21:43:30

Go for Eve - best name ever wink

manicinsomniac Mon 29-Jun-15 22:51:15

I know a few but not zillions. They're all popular names but they're not in the Amelia or Isabella sphere of everywhere.

I love Ava and Eva. Quite like Eve too.

Sophronia Mon 29-Jun-15 23:14:35

They're all very popular, along with Evie and Evelyn.

TheNewStatesman Tue 30-Jun-15 00:12:56

Nothing wrong with any of these names, but if (as you say in your post) you want something "unusual" then don't choose any of them! They are really popular right now.

SycamoreMum Tue 30-Jun-15 00:27:25

My DD is a Evie by nickname; this and Eve are lovely smile

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Tue 30-Jun-15 00:31:05

All of the girls, or so it seems. Ava, Eva, Eve, Evie, Aoife..dull dull dull. I want to meet some little Florences and Christobels!

BikeRunSki Tue 30-Jun-15 00:33:01

If you want unusual try Sarah or Karen. I know/know of too
Many Eve/Evie/Evelyn/Ava/variants of these to count, mostly under 4.

afink Tue 30-Jun-15 07:19:34

I know:
4 Evas
2 Avas
2 Eves
1 Evangeline (known as Evie)
1 Evelyn (known as Evie)
4 Evies.

These names are everywhere and all blur into one. It's a shame because they are beautiful names, but they've become as dull as Sarah for our age group because of overuse.

Pandora37 Tue 30-Jun-15 09:10:48

You should come my way Winter, Florence is everywhere!

Out of those names I would go with Eve. Eve by itself isn't even in the top 100 whereas Ava is top 5 and Evie isn't far behind.

ShuShuFontana Tue 30-Jun-15 09:19:11

it's my fault...I have one who will be 20 this year.

I know at least another half dozen, all younger, and there's even two other variants within our extended family.

TinyManticore Tue 30-Jun-15 09:20:45

I know one Eve, two Evies.
I don't know anyone called Ava, Evelyn, Avis or Aveline though.

AbbeyRoadCrossing Tue 30-Jun-15 09:23:08

Lots! Nice names but I know quite a few little Eve / Evie. Ava seems to be a newer one with little babies getting that name.

Loads of Florence's here too Winter all under 1 so I think it'll be going up the charts soon

KERALA1 Tue 30-Jun-15 09:27:30

This generations sarah.

Dd (aged 8) one third of girls in her class named a variant of eve. Avoid like the plague!

Snowflakepie Tue 30-Jun-15 09:35:56

I have one of those, and I still love it. Only one in her year and here I don't know of any younger, think it might have peaked a bit. There are at least 3 others I know in older years at school. It is popular for a reason, my Eve loves her name and is thrilled when she meets another, instant best friends. Use the name you love.

RedToothBrush Tue 30-Jun-15 11:16:33

2013 stats but with variants added up (I've only included names with 50 or more babies born.

You can do a certain amount of arguing over which belong to Amelia or Emily but you can definitely see the point here anyway.

The 'real' top 7 is more like 1) Ava, 2) Amelia, 3) Isabella, 4) Sophie, 5) Lily, 6) Emily and 7) Olivia with the alternatives mixed in.

Ava - 4th 3575 babies
Evie - 14th 2676 babies
Eva - 26th 1822 babies
Evelyn - 42nd 1277 babies
Eve - 131st 408 babies
Evangeline - 324th 144 babies
Ava-Rose - 345th 131 babies
Evie-Mae - 484th 87 babies
Evie-Rose - 519th 80 babies
Ava-Mae - 575th 71 babies
Evalyn - 593rd 69 babies
TOTAL 10340

Amelia 1st 5570 babies
Amelie 52nd 1095 babies
Emilia - 64th 945 babies
Amy 76th 718 babies
Emelia - 185th 283 babies
Aimee 189th 279 babies
Amelia-Rose 214th 237 babies
Emilija - 515th 81 babies
Amalie 561 76 babies
TOTAL 9284

Sophie - 9th 3013 babies
Sophia - 15th 2764 babies
Sofia - 30th 1610 babies
TOTAL 7387

Isabella 8th 3246 babies
Isabelle 19th 2287 babies
Isabel 85th 645 babies
Isobel 89th 615 babies
Izabella 318th 147 babies
Isobelle 386th 113 babies
Isobella 626th 65 babies
Izzy 626th 65 babies
Izabela 659th 61 babies
TOTAL 7244

Lily - 12th 2883 babies
Lilly - 37th 1386 babies
Lillie - 155th 330 babies
Liliana - 224th 226 babies
Lily-Rose - 233rd 216 babies
Lily-Mae - 249th 198 babies
Lilah - 270th 175 babies
Lilly-May - 273rd 172 babies
Lila -290th 161 babies
Lilly-Rose - 306th 152 babies
Lilly-Mae - 324th 144 babies
Lillian - 339th 135 babies
Lillia - 342th 133 babies
Lily-May - 355th 128 babies
Lillie-Mae - 456th 92 babies
Lili - 492nd 81 babies
Lilian -575th 71 babies
Lillia - 608th 67 babies
Lily-Mai - 712th 56 babies
Lily-Grace 766th 51 babies
TOTAL 6857

Emily - 3rd 4049 babies
Emma - 14th 1045 babies
Emillie - 232nd 217 babies
Emmie - 242nd 205 babies
Emmeline - 445th 94 babies
Emmy - 460th 91 babies
Emily-Rose 608th 67 babies
Emeli 699th 57 babies
Ema 750th 52 babies
TOTAL 5877

Olivia 2nd 4598 babies
Olive -233rd 191 babies
Oliwia -280th 168 babies
Olivia-Rose 528th 79 babies
TOTAL 5036

KERALA1 Tue 30-Jun-15 16:50:54

Hasn't peaked here. Have done some volunteering at baby groups and the eve/Evie/Eva's keep coming. These names are full! In the south west anyway

MamaLazarou Tue 30-Jun-15 20:16:31

You can't move for Evas, Eves and Evies round here (South London). I only know two Avas, though.

thisismadness77 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:10:11

We have a Neve. Worth considering.

MissWimpyDimple Tue 30-Jun-15 23:18:51

In DDs very large yr3 year it's the single most popular group of names. Eva, Evie, Ava etc. I do love the name though!

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