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TrinityForce Sun 26-Feb-17 21:00:15

My DP is Dutch and loves the name Evelien, but I'm not sure how well it'd go here in England.

It's pronounced Eve-eh-leen, would you imagine she'd be correcting people forever?

hrfvenia Sun 26-Feb-17 21:04:19

I said it in my head correctly and love it! Such a beautiful name!

Rockaby Sun 26-Feb-17 21:07:36

I read it as Ev-eh-leen. Is it meant to be more like Eev-eh-leen?

I think it's really pretty and not terribly difficult to pronounce either way.

iamapixiebutnotaniceone Sun 26-Feb-17 21:09:21

It sounds very pretty when spoken but written it makes me think of Alien blush

fluentinsarcasm Sun 26-Feb-17 21:19:14

I'm finding Eve-eh-leen hard to pronounce.

TheLegendOfBeans Sun 26-Feb-17 21:21:38

Why not Anglicise to Evelyn if you're concerned about the potential problems?

OverByYer Sun 26-Feb-17 21:24:23

I would see that and say
Ever-lee-Ann

CoffeeDiamonds Sun 26-Feb-17 21:27:34

It's beautiful

badabeedabom Sun 26-Feb-17 21:28:31

I speak Dutch so obviously I'm biased as I know how to pronounce it. But I don't think it's a big issue. If it was, say, Evelyn, people would need to know whether she was an Ev-lyn or an Eve-lyn for example. Most people only need to be told once.

It's not exactly 'een' though, it's a slightly different sound misses point of thread

Flicketyflack Sun 26-Feb-17 21:48:00

I would anglicise it too to Evelyn to prevent a lifetime of mispronunciation.

I have an Eve, simple and straightforward I thought but she is always being called Evie (ev-eee) as this is the more 'common' name. I dread to think how people would cope with Evelien although I understand it is Dutch etc. It even annoys my daughter now she is older think of your daughter!

Iamcheeseman Sun 26-Feb-17 21:51:05

I read it and saw 'alien' in the middle- sorry 👽
I like the name, maybe just go with one of the spelling suggestions up thread.

Ordinarily Sun 26-Feb-17 22:26:57

I would have said EV-lee-enn.

Jooni Sun 26-Feb-17 22:39:47

Lovely name, not difficult to pronounce IMO.

Jooni Sun 26-Feb-17 22:40:16

Eveline can be pronounced the same way if you think that would be easier?

mathanxiety Tue 28-Feb-17 05:00:07

I would spell it Eveleen or Eveline if you're going to live in the UK.

The -lien ending is a bit odd to eyes that are used to English.

FartnissEverbeans Tue 28-Feb-17 05:07:55

Ooh lovely. I'd have said it the correct way - it's pretty straightforward.

HeadDreamer Tue 28-Feb-17 05:22:47

I would keep the Dutch spelling. It looks lovely and not hard to pronounce when told.

If she wants it anglicised when older she can be an Eve. I mean many many Chris and Matt out there who don't spell or say their full names.

SuperBeagle Tue 28-Feb-17 08:15:03

I thought it was pronounced ev-eh-lee-en, to rhyme with the Revelian psychometric test.

BaymaxismyHero Thu 02-Mar-17 16:02:39

It's pretty but her entire life will be filled with spelling it out and correcting people.

minipie Thu 02-Mar-17 19:34:23

It's pretty but I would assume it was a typo for Eveline...

Could you be persuaded to switch to Eveline or Evelyn?

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