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PooDogMillionaire Wed 20-Jan-16 16:29:49

Unusual but I like it, thoughts?

PooDogMillionaire Wed 20-Jan-16 16:30:27

I'm pretty sure it's pronounced Eh-vah-lyn

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 16:51:03

Not as unusual as you may think. It's actually become pretty popular in the past couple of years.

It can be pronounced eh-vah-lyn or ee-vah-lyn, or ev-lin come to think of it so don't pick if the 'wrong' pronunciation would irritate you.

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 16:52:21

This link says it was the 31st most popular girls' name in 2014, and I'd imagine it went higher again in 2015.

stitchglitched Wed 20-Jan-16 16:54:00

My baby DD is Evelyn so obviously I love it! We pronounce it eh-vah-lyn. I've heard it is quite popular but we haven't come across any others yet.

Thurlow Wed 20-Jan-16 17:02:48

Lovely. Friend just named their DD that. However they did have to put a message online about a week later saying how it was pronounced - they'd obviously had a lot of people asking or mispronouncing it!

My instinct was to say Eve-lin, but I half suspected that was wrong. That's how they are pronouncing it, so I imagine they'd had a lot of people saying Eh-va-lyn.

Quite like the whole Eleanor/Elinor debate.

MNetter15 Wed 20-Jan-16 17:05:04

Beeauuuuutiful name.

PooDogMillionaire Wed 20-Jan-16 17:06:41

Ah! I thought it was virtually unheard of nowadays. I guess with a lovely name like that it's only a matter of time...

omri Wed 20-Jan-16 17:07:02

Great name - know a 3 year old girl called Evelyn - she's gorgeous!

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 20-Jan-16 17:17:21

I know a two year old Evelyn - it's a gorgeous name.

Jw35 Wed 20-Jan-16 17:48:42

Love it! I have an Eve smile

imnotalpharius Wed 20-Jan-16 17:53:42

I have a 7 year old Evelyn. She's an Eh va lin. Though people often pronounce it the other way.

BelindaBagwash Wed 20-Jan-16 17:58:32

I like it - quite unusual but I believe becoming more popular.

I prefer Evv a lin rather than Ee va lin.

Taught one recently who had moved from England - she was most put out because everybody pronounced the wrong way!

iciclewinter Wed 20-Jan-16 19:37:02

It's a lovely name. I also like Evelina. Eve/Eva/Ava/Evie are popular at the moment.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Wed 20-Jan-16 20:14:32

I have a 3yr old Evelyn (pronounced eh-vah-Lyn) We love it. I am yet to meet another little Evelyn.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 20-Jan-16 20:16:26

A friend of mine has just had an Evelyn.

KERALA1 Wed 20-Jan-16 20:18:08

Nooooo. It is not unusual. She will be another eve. One third of the girls in dds class are named a variant of eve. It's this generations sarah. Horribly confusing. Many of the mothers are my friends and wish they had chosen something else due to the crazy popularity.

FlysInDreams Wed 20-Jan-16 20:20:00

My cousin's 2-year old is called Evelyn, and she specifically said it was to be pronounced Ev-a-lyn in the announcement.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 20-Jan-16 20:21:32

I don't think an ev-a-lyn will end up with an eve or evie nickname. Different sounds.

mrsmugoo Wed 20-Jan-16 20:23:52

I love it, but if it were me I'd prefer the eev-lyn pronunciation.

TriSarahTops Wed 20-Jan-16 20:28:53

My Evelyn is 11 (we pronounce it Eh-vah-Lyn). She shortens it to Ally (because she thinks Evie is too popular).

It was quite an unusual name when we choose it (outside the top 100), but has since become much more popular.

KERALA1 Wed 20-Jan-16 20:38:16

Yes though we have found that semantics of pronunciation aside by 9 they are all called Eve by their pals. And there are so many of them!

user7755 Wed 20-Jan-16 20:42:43

My granddaughter is called Evelyn.

People do try to call her Evie and get a withering look from DSD, as she hisses Ev...its Ev - a - lyn.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 20-Jan-16 20:47:21

Well I know a few ev-ah-lyns of varying generations and none of them are known as Eve, a couple are known as Ev though.

Herrerarerra Wed 20-Jan-16 20:52:46

I have such a soft spot for this name as I had a great aunt Evelyn - it was pronounced Evlin, but we mostly called her Aunty Ev - and she was the sweetest soul, so pleased to see it making a come back smile

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