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turquoise88 Sat 21-Oct-17 17:53:30

...Evelyn?

I love Ev-lin but not so keen on Eeev-lin/Eve/Evie or any other variation.

Will I constantly be correcting people on the pronunciation of DD2’s name?

Redpramlady Sat 21-Oct-17 17:54:31

Ever Lin for me

pinkblink Sat 21-Oct-17 17:54:34

Ev-eh-lyn

endofacentury Sat 21-Oct-17 17:55:57

Ev-lin

HoofWankingSpangleCunt Sat 21-Oct-17 17:56:20

I have an Aunt Evelyn so I am extremely knowledgable about this . It is Ever_lyn.
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HoofWankingSpangleCunt Sat 21-Oct-17 17:57:11

Although tbf she is mostly called Evvie.

SP00KYLilBucket1 Sat 21-Oct-17 17:57:20

Ever-lyn

FATEdestiny Sat 21-Oct-17 17:57:37

You will be forever correcting people. I go with whatever pronunciation the parents use, rather than assuming my way is the right way.

I know one eve-lyn and one ever-lyn.

I also know a Karen who's name is spelt like that but pronounced Care-Ann. She often gives up correcting people.

NotAgainYoda Sat 21-Oct-17 17:58:31

Ever-lin

To answer your question.Yes, I think you would. And it might well end up being shortened. Some people won't even be able to spell it

Mayhemmumma Sat 21-Oct-17 17:58:35

I so want a baby Evelyn - Ever Lynn!!

Sarahh2014 Sat 21-Oct-17 18:06:28

Eve-lyn

Notanothernamechangeaddict Sat 21-Oct-17 18:07:29

Eve-Lyn

lizzieoak Sat 21-Oct-17 18:08:51

Ev-eh-lyn. A long E sounds a bit harsh to me.

seething1234 Sat 21-Oct-17 18:09:36

Ev-ah-lin (I'm Irish)

LilyPondFrog Sat 21-Oct-17 18:09:44

Ev-eh-lin

Out2pasture Sat 21-Oct-17 18:11:39

Ev-ah-Lin

BatBelle Sat 21-Oct-17 18:31:45

There are two in my DD’s class at school. One is pronounced Eve- Lin and the other Ev-lin

Soubriquet Sat 21-Oct-17 18:33:16

Ever-Lin to me too

But ee-vee for short

Manupprincess Sat 21-Oct-17 18:38:38

My mil is Evelyn and I love the name. We all pronounce it eeve-lin but she is mainly called either eve or lin (depends on who the audience are).

Montacute Sat 21-Oct-17 18:46:55

But you know it has two different pronunciations so there's no point asking people on this thread how they'd say it. In real life an Evelyn will get called both eev-lin and evva-lin. So if it bugs you I'd put the name aside.

CotswoldStrife Sat 21-Oct-17 18:55:57

There was a thread about this name and pronunciation recently. Both the children with this name that I know pronounce it Eve-lyn.

scroogem Sat 21-Oct-17 19:00:32

Ev-uh-lin

Chaffinch4 Sat 21-Oct-17 19:23:12

I thought that the eve-lyn pronunciation was for boys (like Evelyn Waugh) and ev-lyn or ever-lyn was for girls?

I agree with pp, you'll undoubtedly get a mixture of pronunciations.

pinkislandsunset Sat 21-Oct-17 20:28:29

My DD is an Evelyn pronounced Eve-Lynn. She does get both pronounciations so that is defintely something to bear in mind smile

wetsnow Sat 21-Oct-17 20:35:38

My Dd is Evelyn - we say Everlyn but she gets eve-lyn all the time.
We call her Lynnie for short. smile

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