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Evanna

(35 Posts)
pastabakewithcheese Tue 31-Oct-17 18:37:11

Does the name remind anyone of Ivana Trump? I thought of Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in HP) but then realised it reminds me of Ivana Trump and has put me off the name completely

DramaAlpaca Tue 31-Oct-17 18:39:30

It's pronounced & spelled differently to Ivana, so no it doesn't.

It's a nice name, I like it.

SinglePringle Tue 31-Oct-17 18:39:56

I vanna like it but I am not sure...

Fekko Tue 31-Oct-17 18:40:34

How do you say it?

DramaAlpaca Tue 31-Oct-17 18:40:44

grin single

MarthaArthur Tue 31-Oct-17 18:42:04

I instantly thought Luna Lovegood. I like it.

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Tue 31-Oct-17 18:43:09

I think it's lovely, and nothing like Ivana.

gigi556 Tue 31-Oct-17 18:45:53

Its pronounced slightly differently but tbh my first thought was Ivana Trump...

TwitterQueen1 Tue 31-Oct-17 18:48:13

Well of course it's exactly like Ivana! I don't understand how you could think it's different..
evanna
ivanna

The difference is too small for anyone to take any notice of.
Sorry OP - not what you wanted to hear I know.

Fekko Tue 31-Oct-17 18:50:25

Ih-van-a
ee-van-a

Is that right? It's pretty much the same name with slight difference in pronunciation.

DramaAlpaca Tue 31-Oct-17 18:56:14

Hmm. I think of ee-VAN-a as distinct from ih-VAH-na, so to me they are different.

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Tue 31-Oct-17 19:04:43

I think of Evanna as 'Ev - Anna', and therefore linked to the British names Eve and Anna (or commonly used here at any rate). Ivana I see as the feminine form of Ivan, and therefore very Russian in origin. So even though the pronunciations are similar, the cultural backgrounds feel very different - the beginning letter and short vs. long 'a' make all the difference. At least I think so anyway! grin

pastabakewithcheese Tue 31-Oct-17 19:05:11

Such a lovely name sad but yeah I figured some might make the connection with Ivana. I wouldn't want to weigh down my LO with a name that potentially is steeped in politics. Stupid political climate.

Oh well back to the drawing board...thanks everyone for your input!

Footle Tue 31-Oct-17 19:05:13

I knew an Evania once, if that helps.

RaininSummer Tue 31-Oct-17 19:09:55

Sorry to say that I have never heard the name and it did make me think of Ivanna. nevertheless it is a lovely name and by the time she grows up Mrs Trump will be old news.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 31-Oct-17 19:14:48

Evanna is a lovely name !

MikeUniformMike Tue 31-Oct-17 19:50:39

Yvanna?

RavenWings Tue 31-Oct-17 20:26:02

Evanna Lynch here too! I think it's lovely.

harrietm87 Tue 31-Oct-17 20:29:47

If it matters, his daughter is ivanka. His ex-wife (her mother) is ivana, but not really in the public eye as she's obviously been replaced by melania. I wouldn't associate Evanna with the trumps at all. It's a lovely name.

fairgame84 Tue 31-Oct-17 20:39:40

I know a little girl called Evanna, it's a lovely name. Her name is hyphenated so it's Evanna-Lea and you could hyphenate it with Rose or Mae etc
Fwiw she's a lovely girl and nobody ever associates her name with Ivanna Trump.

bridgetreilly Tue 31-Oct-17 21:17:17

I would say them quite differently:

Ev-Anna
Eve-ahna

I wouldn't have made any connection with Trump.

FrancisCrawford Wed 01-Nov-17 10:05:03

If it matters, his daughter is Ivanka

She’s actually Ivanna. Ivanka is a pet name.

harrietm87 Wed 01-Nov-17 12:20:26

Well yeah francis but she's always called ivanka in the media and all her businesses are in the name of Ivanka, so I doubt most people would immediately think of her when they hear the name Evanna. I certainly wouldn't.

Fekko Wed 01-Nov-17 12:35:21

I thought her mum was Ivana.

Sophronia Wed 01-Nov-17 13:27:26

Evandra? It’s a Greek name, the feminine form of Evander.

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