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Stuck on 4 names

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SGF16 Thu 16-Jun-16 13:46:06

Our baby girl is due in 5 weeks time and we can't narrow down the 4 names we like any further!
We're just after people's opinions on which they prefer please!

The names are:

Thanks in advancesmile

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 16-Jun-16 13:52:32

Oh DEFINITELY Evangeline! It's really beautiful. Ameli and Isabella are waaaaaay dull, they are everywhere, I know 2 sets of twins with these names, as it happens.
Evelyn is ok (eve-lyn or ev-a-lyn?), but I prefer Evangeline by a mile.

InanimateCarbonRod Thu 16-Jun-16 13:54:12

A vote for Evangeline here too. It's beautiful.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 16-Jun-16 13:58:07

I know it's over used but Amelia is the prettiest. Followed by Isabella.
Not fussed on Evangeline and I don't get the hype about Evelyn. I'd go as far as to say. It's the most horrible girls name out there

TheNaze73 Thu 16-Jun-16 14:01:25

Isabella is such a beautiful name. Not so keen on the others

juneau Thu 16-Jun-16 14:02:02

Amelia and Isabella are very popular. Amelia also means 'has no arms and legs', which would put me off using it tbh.

So I'd go with Evangeline or Evelyn. They'll probably both get shortened to Evie, which is also very popular, but the long forms are less so, and will age well IMO.

DramaAlpaca Thu 16-Jun-16 14:03:57

Another vote for Evangeline, beautiful name.

The others are nice names, but popular.

They are all names which will get shortened, so to help you narrow your list down you could think about whether you like Milly, Evie, Izzy or Bella best, just as nickname examples.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 16-Jun-16 14:08:23

I'm not fond of evangeline as I'm not religious.

I like eve-lyn but not ev-lyn or ev-uh-lyn
So I would probably avoid due to the many ways people say it.

Amelia is cute, but I don't like the medical association.

Isabella is pretty. But it's the only shared name ds had in his class of 30, through primary school.
(Ds isn't called Isabella. ..)

Theresomethingaboutdairy Thu 16-Jun-16 14:10:48

Love Isabella and it has many lovely shortening so too ☺️

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 15:04:23

Definitely Evangeline. smile

KoalaDownUnder Thu 16-Jun-16 15:09:57


Amelia and Isabella are way overused.

I actively dislike Evelyn.

Maverick66 Thu 16-Jun-16 15:15:14

Isabella is a beautiful timeless name. I once knew a very elegant lady who oozed grace and style. She was called Isabella but her family affectionately shortened it to Isa .

Sophronia Thu 16-Jun-16 16:06:35

Evangeline, followed by Isabella.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 16-Jun-16 16:10:00


oldlaundbooth Thu 16-Jun-16 16:11:08


Feminine but strong.

Isabella sounds too Disney.

weegiemum Thu 16-Jun-16 16:13:48

What about the less common Eveline (EE-v-lin). I love that name, a relative has it and can go by Evie, Evvy or Eve as well as the full name.

BoboBunnyH0p Thu 16-Jun-16 16:38:01

I vote Evangeline, it's my DD middle name, we love both her names and only decided the order once we met her.
Amelia and Isabella are very popular at the moment.

pilates Thu 16-Jun-16 18:29:55

All nice, except Evelyn which I dislike.

Nospringflower Thu 16-Jun-16 19:12:13

Really not keen on Evelyn. Amelia and Isabella nice but v popular so Evangeline for me too!

Mottled Thu 16-Jun-16 19:55:18

Evelyn or Evangeline.

CheerfulYank Thu 16-Jun-16 19:56:29

Evangeline! Love it. Evie, Lena, Van for a cool teen...

septembersunshine Thu 16-Jun-16 21:14:46

I like Evangeline and she could be Evie for short. Amelia. Umm.. well, I went off this when I found out it was also a medical term for missing/absent limb(s). I know it's also a name but just that alone put me off that name. For good. I really like the others too in varying degrees. Isabella is very pretty. She could be Issy/Izzy/Belle/Bella. So much choice but it is popular. That said I'd still pick your favourite over what is popular. Popularity can be regional - I think this is often forgotten.

skankingpiglet Thu 16-Jun-16 22:33:49

Evangeline for me too smile

weegie wouldn't Eveline just end up being pronounced eve-line by most people? It's what I'd plump for if I'd only seen it written down. Or possibly ee-vel-ine?

borntohula Thu 16-Jun-16 22:43:45


ABitAsleep Fri 17-Jun-16 10:16:27

Amelia - Love it, it's popular but classic, suitable to cute baby or sensible adult. Nice opportunities for nicknames too - Amy, Milly, Mimi, etc
Evangeline - Sounds very religious to me, if that's what you're going for.
Evelyn - Not keen, but then again i don't like any of the 'old lady' names that are in fashion now.
Isabella - Very popular, and a big variety of spellings which could get annoying, but a nice name.

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