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Honest thoughts on Evelyn

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UnicornPee Sun 25-Sep-16 15:07:42

Firstly do YOU pronounce it-
(The latter is what I like)
Is it cute/ old/ crap/ lovely/ nice?
Honest thoughts please.

Sprink Sun 25-Sep-16 15:10:58

Eeeeve pronunciation for a boy. Ev pronunciation for a girl. Others might have a different experience of this.

Agree with Sprink.
Personally I'd only use it for a girl, but I like it for either gender.

museumum Sun 25-Sep-16 15:16:34

I find it an awkward name as I'm never how to say it but feel I should know so am embarrassed to ask how to say it.
Wouldn't choose it myself for that reason.

Bellaposey Sun 25-Sep-16 15:23:57

I agree with the above Eeeevelyn for a bit Ev-e-lyn for a girl. It's a lovely classic name. The only thing that would put me off is the number of Evie/Eva etc about.

msrisotto Sun 25-Sep-16 15:24:20

i pronounce it Ev-el-inn. I think it's a beautiful, classic name with cutsie nickname options.

UnicornPee Sun 25-Sep-16 15:30:38

I meant for a girl.
Didn't realise it was also a boys name!! Whoops xx

Gizlotsmum Sun 25-Sep-16 15:31:37

I use Ev el inn ( daughters middle name) people will pronounce it how you do.

Bambambini Sun 25-Sep-16 15:33:08

Lovely name.

mrsreddington Sun 25-Sep-16 15:34:43

Lovely name-very nearly used it for dd. I pronounce it ev-el-inn

Sprink Sun 25-Sep-16 15:39:41

Didn't realise it was also a boys name!

The author Evelyn Waugh (whose wife was also called Evelynhmm).

I think of it as old-fashioned or posh for a boy. The Ev-e-linn for a girl is very pretty.

I know a real life Evelyn Crabtree. smile

CrystalMcPistol Sun 25-Sep-16 16:17:16

It seems to have become very popular recently.

dancemom Sun 25-Sep-16 16:23:16

I'd pronounce it with 2 syllables. Ev-lyn

lalaland1985 Sun 25-Sep-16 16:34:28

I think it's a beautiful name! Go for it

Dooo Sun 25-Sep-16 17:28:50

Love it! Ev-e-lynn

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 25-Sep-16 18:08:14

E-ve-Lin rather than Eee-va-Lin
My opinions. It's awful.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Sun 25-Sep-16 18:18:51

Lovely name.

Pemba Sun 25-Sep-16 18:20:52

Eev-lin is also used for girls (like my late aunty). I don't think anyone would use the name for boys nowadays.

I like Eev-lin a lot (because of my aunty and also because I like Eve and Eva -it's possible to shorten to one of these).
Evv-erlin pronunciation is OK I suppose.

Caldini22 Sun 25-Sep-16 18:23:52

I think it is pretty and elegant. Would not be sure on whether to pronounce Eve-a-lyn or Ev-a-lyn, i personally like both pronounciations

celeste83 Sun 25-Sep-16 18:26:12

Beautiful name. We were going to call a girl Evelyn but we had a boy. We pinched the idea from the character from Pearl Harbour. Its a traditional name that seems to hav

qazxc Sun 25-Sep-16 18:32:32

I love it, was on the short list for dd.

bomfunk Sun 25-Sep-16 18:34:29

Lush name. Go for it! Ev-eh-Lin

BennyTheBall Sun 25-Sep-16 18:37:54

I have an aunt and a great aunt both called Evelyn. Pronounced Ev-el-in.

Lovely name.

I was going to post about Evelyn Waugh's first wife being called Evelyn, but someone beat me to it!

CPtart Sun 25-Sep-16 18:53:04

It's lovely in its entirety, but there are millions of Evie's, Eva's, etc, so I would use it on the proviso it's never shortened. Which is difficult with peers once at school.

Stevefromstevenage Sun 25-Sep-16 18:55:59

I know an Ev lyn who is female. I like it but I would never use it for a boy with that spelling.

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