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2 names left but would like some opinions

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emmav6 Sun 06-Sep-15 18:53:01

I am finally down to 2 names:
Eva or Imogen
but really can't decide, change my mind every day!

I think there are a lot of eva varients but not sure how bothered i would be (being one of many emmas growing up didnt really bother me). It's my nan's name which is nice too.

Not sure i would like it if imogen was shortened or if a lot of people pronounced wrong all the time, would you say it's a bit of a faddy name that will go out of fashion?

BikeRunSki Sun 06-Sep-15 18:59:17

I much prefer Imogen. How would it be pronounced wrong? I don't thing it's faddy. Eva and its variants scream "20 teens" though.

applecatchers36 Sun 06-Sep-15 19:06:53

Think Imogen is the best out of the two. Eva/ Ava et al seem very popular ...

mikado1 Sun 06-Sep-15 19:18:00

I prefer Imogen of those two but v likely some will shorten it.

Eve is also nice? What is 20teens?

BikeRunSki Sun 06-Sep-15 19:25:25

20 teens = the years 2010 to 2020.

featherandblack Sun 06-Sep-15 19:45:11

Imogen is the perfect name smile It's not a faddy name - it's a very old English name that appears in Shakespeare - in fact he might have invented it. It belongs to the wave of old English names and they don't seem to be going anywhere - Harriet, Lucy, Hermione etc. I can tell you that it may well get shortened but there are no ugly derivations and most people know how to pronounce it. In fact most people adore it.

GoldPlatedShitGibbon Sun 06-Sep-15 19:54:17

Imogen every time, the bazillion Eve variants are getting on my nerves.

Daphnedolittle Sun 06-Sep-15 20:02:02

I don't like either name but out of the 2 I would go with Imogen as it's less common.

MrsHathaway Sun 06-Sep-15 20:02:57

There are three Evas in DC2's class. It's very trendy and is one of "the" names of the decade.

Imogen is also popular but much more timeless. I know one shortened to Immy and one to Midge.

Pandora97 Sun 06-Sep-15 20:06:12

I'll go against the grain and say go for Eva. It sounds like you prefer it and I like the family connection.

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 06-Sep-15 20:13:52

I prefer Eva too. It's less popular where I am, I only know of one. I know of loads of Imogens. I do think it's a lovely name too but I'm not too keen on the shortenings. I know an Imo, Mo, Ims, Immy and Mo-mo.

floatyflo Sun 06-Sep-15 20:40:24

Imogen is way more popular where I am. I think Eva is lovely and classic.

HeteronormativeHaybales Sun 06-Sep-15 20:44:20

I much prefer Imogen to Eva, but although I agree it is timeless it is also rather zeitgeisty atm and will date her to a degree if you use it - but tbh I don't think that matters too much (I also have a timeless-but-very-popular-in-a-particular-period name).

Error404usernamenotfound Sun 06-Sep-15 20:44:56

I vote Imogen. Both names are lovely, but Imogen is more timeless; I've known several across different age groups. Eva is currently very fashionable but in my youth was considered a 'granny name'. Also, there are loads of Evas, Avas, and Evies at the moment.

Error404usernamenotfound Sun 06-Sep-15 20:45:56

I've never known anyone pronounce Imogen wrong, btw.

SummerMonths Sun 06-Sep-15 20:48:51

Both are nice but Imogen has the edge for me. Imogen sounds like a cultured, intelligent, sensitive child.

lotsoffunandgames Sun 06-Sep-15 20:52:14

I think both names are lovely. I like imogen a bit more and I have only heard it shortened to immy which is fine.btw I have never let anyone shorten my name, not even at school so if they don't want it shortened it doesn't have to be. Chose the name you like and don't care if it's popular or not.

MadameJosephine Sun 06-Sep-15 20:54:34

Both lovely but I also vote for Imogen, there are sooooi many Eva/Evies around her but not so many Imogens.

Imogen Eve is lovely

RiverTam Sun 06-Sep-15 20:55:39

I prefer Eva. Only know if one around here (pronounced Evah). But none if the 'popular' names seem popular where I am!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sun 06-Sep-15 21:05:22

Love Imogen, it was top of my list for DD2 but DH vetoed. I'm still gutted.
I like Eva, I do know a lot of children with Eve/Evie/Eva variants but if that doesn't bother you then go for it.

triathlon Sun 06-Sep-15 21:08:31

Eva is a lovely name. Yes it's popular, but for good reason.

I don't like Imogen.

Sophronia Sun 06-Sep-15 21:42:49

I prefer Eva, I've never been keen on Imogen.

mrsschu Sun 06-Sep-15 21:57:19

I really like both. Imogen would have been in my shortlist if DC2 had been a girl... I don't think its faddy. However I also like Eva. IMO it's also not faddy. I know one who's 3 and the other two I know (well one is actually Eve) are in their 30's. I don't think it's as common as a lot of people say (at least not where I am in London). Sorry I'm not helping - they're both lovely names!

tellmeofthetime Sun 06-Sep-15 22:59:00

Eve Evie Eva Ava. Every other little girl where I live. With May as a second name, or if you're really out there, Mai.

happymummyone Sun 06-Sep-15 23:11:04

Imogen. We have an imogen and im the only one who really shortens it, to imo or ginny. To the rest of the world its just imogen. I've actually only ever met one other imogen. Its more common in some areas over others.

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