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Evelyn or Christina?

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Tangi88 Sun 12-Jan-20 15:53:58

DP and I have decided that we would like to name our daughter either Christina or Evelyn! Which one do you like the most?

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dreamsmama Sun 12-Jan-20 15:54:28

Evelyn smile

HelenaJustina Sun 12-Jan-20 15:59:38

Christina, lots of Eve/Evie’s round here!

MsChatterbox Sun 12-Jan-20 16:01:10


SundayMorningSun Sun 12-Jan-20 16:01:34


BikeRunSki Sun 12-Jan-20 16:02:39

What @HelenaJustina said!

Tangi88 Sun 12-Jan-20 16:07:03

Thank you! Although we plan not to use any nicknames...

Would that still be an issue?

And we will pronounce it as Ev-eh-lin

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AdaColeman Sun 12-Jan-20 16:15:31

Christina, so pretty and unusual.

Evelyn seems a rather harsh sound to me.

Peachbubble Sun 12-Jan-20 16:25:48

Christina, sounds nicer and there are loads of Evelyns around.

Roselilly36 Sun 12-Jan-20 16:27:14

Both beautiful names, I couldn’t chose between them either.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 12-Jan-20 16:30:51

Christina. I'm tired of the Evelyn hype.

Smellbellina Sun 12-Jan-20 16:33:48

Evelyn seems really popular at the moment, although obviously that’s not necessarily a problem!
Personally I would go for Christina.

sel2223 Sun 12-Jan-20 16:37:43

Christina Evelyn sounds beautiful

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 12-Jan-20 16:43:12

Christina. It's a beautiful name and not yet another Eve/Eva/Evie/Evanna/Evelyn/Evalina (they are all currently pupils at my school, some in multiples)

MikeUniformMike Sun 12-Jan-20 16:49:36

Christina. It's nice. Chrissie, Christie or Tina are nice should it get shortened.
I don't like Evelyn at all, whichever way you say it.

BabloHoney Sun 12-Jan-20 16:49:47

Love Christina, it’s due a comeback. Chrissie is cute for a little girl too

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M0mmyneedswine Sun 12-Jan-20 18:17:56

Christina as even if you dont shorten it yourselves Evelyn will become Evie or similar by friends at school

ButterflyRuns Sun 12-Jan-20 18:33:04

Christina is pretty, not a fan of Evelyn

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 12-Jan-20 19:35:57

I like Evelyn but Evie's ate everywhere. Its been used to the point of exhaustion in my opinion.

Love Christina, it feels fresh and different, in a good way. I quite like Chrissie as a nn and think Kit could work and would be cool and quirky on a girl, not Tina though

Flymetothestars Sun 12-Jan-20 19:41:27

Evelyn by a million miles

Christina just sounds like Chris with a frill at the end to make it a girls name. Like Philip and Phillipa. Sorry not a fan at all but love Evelyn

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Sun 12-Jan-20 19:42:29

Christina, it's different these days, she would probably be the only one. My nan's name was Evelyn which I love but pronounced eve-lyn (as its spelt & as hers was) the other sounds American to me

Cbeebiesrehab Sun 12-Jan-20 20:42:49

My daughter is Evelyn on her birth certificate (but doesn’t go by it) and although I know it’s statistically popular I haven’t heard of another one in our area (despite having heard of a few of her far more unusual diminutive)
Christina sounds quite dated to me and I don’t like Chris or Chrissie.

DramaAlpaca Sun 12-Jan-20 22:54:49

Christina. It's beautiful, but I'm not mad on any of the usual diminutives. The teenage one I know never shortens her name.

I like Evelyn pronounced the Irish way, EV-lyn, but it's apparently very popular nowadays.

Astronica Sun 12-Jan-20 23:01:20

I prefer Christina.

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