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Only got 3 names so am hoping they go down well!!!

(31 Posts)
Beccabump Tue 16-Dec-08 21:54:09

DH and I have finally (well I say finally after much discussion) decided upon a choice between:

Evelyn (known as Evie) (DH's Gran)

and

either Ethan or Isaac

so....let me know what you think!!

oh and DD is Lucie and our surname starts with S.

littleboyblue Tue 16-Dec-08 21:56:36

Isaac may be a bit much with the S surname. But love them all, they were all on my list

moondog Tue 16-Dec-08 21:58:44

Can't be doing with jewish names.
Ethan is too of this moment.
Evelyn is a name for a great big jessie of a lad.

MmmMum Tue 16-Dec-08 22:00:00

Evelyn is a really sweet name.
I like Isaac best, deary. grin

PinkPoinsettias Tue 16-Dec-08 22:00:35

love both the boys names... not keen on evelyn tbh but evie is cute enough

ForeverOptimistic Tue 16-Dec-08 22:01:33

You did mean Evelyn for a girl didn't you? For a girl it is lovely, for a boy it is a no brainer you can't just can't use it for a boy!

I don't mind Ethan or Issac but I am not really into biblical names.

PlonkerTeatowelOnTheirHeads Tue 16-Dec-08 22:01:55

Don't like Evelyn, sorry.

Same with Ethan.

Isaac is lovely smile

fishie Tue 16-Dec-08 22:02:07

MOONDOG if you haven't got anything nice to say....

[name police]

forkhandles Tue 16-Dec-08 22:02:12

I really like Evie and Isaac, had them on my lists for DC, but not Ethan.

Nancy66 Tue 16-Dec-08 22:04:13

I like Eve rather than Evie and don't really like Evelyn - which just makes me think of a 50 year old hairdresser.

Ethan is a wee bit chav I think - i know the mention of the C word drives certain people on here potty - but, so be it.

Isaac is ok.

MrsBadger Tue 16-Dec-08 22:06:04

Evelyn for a girl, yes?

Ethan is quite 'now' and I confess a horror or hearing it pronounced 'Eefan' so would avoid it to avoid this, iyswim

Isaac will become Zak very quickly

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 16-Dec-08 22:11:04

Evelyn for a girl is lovely - completely impartial comment from me grin

We thought Evelyn would always be Evie as a short name, but hardly anybody calls her Evie.

babylovessanta Tue 16-Dec-08 22:11:46

I like them all.smile

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 16-Dec-08 22:12:18

lol at 50 year old hairdresser grin
Profile pics show a baby Evelyn

StephanieByng Tue 16-Dec-08 22:20:52

Evelyn and Isaac, lovely.

Don't like Ethan, it's not an attractive name imo and it is very much used just now.

VersdeSociete Tue 16-Dec-08 22:23:12

Er, Jewish names, moondog?

RachieB Tue 16-Dec-08 23:10:05

Love Evie and Isaac

flaminhell Tue 16-Dec-08 23:21:13

Moondog, is it a full moon? Issac is a good one i like it

ninedragons Tue 16-Dec-08 23:21:41

Evelyn is lovely.

Ethan is very 2008, and Mrs Badger is right, you would have to engineer his social life to ensure he never met anyone with a Sarf Lunnun accent. As far as Old Testament names go, I prefer David and Noah.

thumbElf Tue 16-Dec-08 23:24:46

I do love Evelyn (male or female), or Eveline as my great aunt has it spelt (defo female).

Ethan and Isaac are a bit too biblebelt for me, but of the 2 I prefer Ethan. (And before anyone gets offended, I am not anti-Christian, far from it!)

Beccabump Wed 17-Dec-08 21:19:37

Hehehe guess i wasn't too clear in the end!! Yes, Evie would be for a girl!!

We aren't going for religious names as such but we have a tradition in the family to use traditional and 'new' names i.e. everyone has a different name. Unfortunately as we have just recently received my 21st cousin (yes 21 cousins!) into the family names are getting a little scarce!

I am gradually going off Ethan to so it looks as though it will be either Isaac for a boy or Evelyn for a girl

VersdeSociete Wed 17-Dec-08 21:22:43

Am still hmm about the "can't be doing with Jewish names" remark and thinking of things one might replace "Jewish" with which would highlight why it is unacceptable.

MrsMattie Wed 17-Dec-08 21:24:13

What a strange comment (re: Jewish names) hmm

I love Isaac. Not so keen on your other choices.

Like them all prefer Evie but like Eveline!

bronze Wed 17-Dec-08 21:28:58

I like them all especially Evelyn (for a girl), my dds middle name named after my gran who died days before dd was born. And Isaac which fills my love of biblical boys names

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