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Can I have a Summer Eve?

(49 Posts)
namechangedforthis3rd Mon 09-Jan-17 11:54:24

We are definitely set on Summer - DH and I both love it and it's the only name we can both agree on smile and Eve is a family name on both sides. Does it sound silly? Like you're saying Summer Evening??

PurpleDaisies Mon 09-Jan-17 11:56:21

I'm sorry but yes, it sounds silly.

Butterpuff Mon 09-Jan-17 11:58:27

Yes. But I quite like it.

GinevraFanshawe Mon 09-Jan-17 11:59:05

It sounds like a cheap perfume to me, sorry.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 09-Jan-17 12:00:07

I wanted to call DS Christian Guy. DH suggested Muslim Bloke, instead.

We went for something else, entirely.

VintagePerfumista Mon 09-Jan-17 12:00:25

You can, but you shouldn't. Sorry.

Eve is lovely, as long as it doesn't get the Evie treatment.

namechangedforthis3rd Mon 09-Jan-17 12:01:53

Eve wouldn't get Evie, as it would be the middle name smile

Will just stick to Summer I think! Other family name is Doris, really don't like it.

EssentialHummus Mon 09-Jan-17 12:08:49

No, don't do it. Unless the choice is Eve or Doris, in which case Eve it is, imo.

namechangedforthis3rd Mon 09-Jan-17 12:10:39

Eve, Doris or no middle name smile

HardcoreLadyType Mon 09-Jan-17 12:42:40

What about Eve Summer, but use Summer as the name she is called?

It works better in that order.

Many people go by a middle name.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 09-Jan-17 12:43:18

Will Doris be offended if you don't use her name?

namechangedforthis3rd Mon 09-Jan-17 12:49:07

To be honest, I think doing Eve Summer and going by Summer is worse sad I think it would be more annoying. Thanks for the suggestion though, but Summer will be the first name smile why would Doris be offended? She's our baby!

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 09-Jan-17 12:55:47

I think it's absolutely fine.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 09-Jan-17 12:59:23

it's about time Doris made a comeback...c'mon OP do the decent thing.

Summer Eve is just ridiculous though. But maye you could have a whole series of children.

Winter Afternoon, Autumn Dawn, Spring ...ummmm....errrr...Lunchtime?

ArseyTussle Mon 09-Jan-17 13:01:18

Summer is really lovely. Don't have a middle name at all, they're pointless!

jasmine1979 Mon 09-Jan-17 13:05:20

No. It's the name of a very famous brand of feminine hygeine products in the US. smile

TDmoocher Mon 09-Jan-17 13:06:55

Summer Eve sounds like an Impulse fragrance.

Summer Evelyn?
Summer Evangeline?

HardcoreLadyType Mon 09-Jan-17 13:16:33

why would Doris be offended?

I mean that if Eve and Doris are both family names, will Doris be upset that Eve is used, but not Doris?

PurpleDaisies Mon 09-Jan-17 13:17:47

I mean that if Eve and Doris are both family names, will Doris be upset that Eve is used, but not Doris?

That's a risk any time a family name is used. It's not a reason for choosing one over another.

1horatio Mon 09-Jan-17 13:22:56

I like Summer, Doris and Eve. I'm not crazy about combining any of them...

But a name like summer does need a middle name imo. So, Summer Doris or Summer Eve.

Both are fine smile!

laurzj82 Mon 09-Jan-17 13:24:58

It shouldn't work but I actually love it! My best friend's daughter is Summer but with no middle name. Didn't like it at first but it has grown on me.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 09-Jan-17 13:54:17

That's a risk any time a family name is used. It's not a reason for choosing one over another.

Something to consider, though.

Pythonesque Mon 09-Jan-17 13:58:36

2 middle names? Summer Caitlyn Eve, for a fairly random example?

1horatio Mon 09-Jan-17 14:00:12

Or even Summer Doris Eve?

IWantATardis Mon 09-Jan-17 14:01:18

Summer Eve does sound more like part of a description of a summer evening than a name.

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