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Names to go with Evan (boys and Girls)

(20 Posts)
bevlin Thu 30-Jul-09 19:45:34

Im Scottish, my married surname is mega long and Irish and as you can see, my son's name is Welsh (no connection)!
Im looking for a name to go with Evan and it's quite hard.
I started a thread with a few of my suggestions but I wasn't overly excited about them so I just need fresh Idea's. Apart from the probably useless information above, I just like to steer clear of the very over used popular names. x

elliephant Thu 30-Jul-09 20:09:33

There was an Irish Saint Evan (Eimhin)who had two other saintly brothers, Culain and Dairmid, if you want to get a theme going grin

Spacehoppa Thu 30-Jul-09 20:22:32

How about 'Elle'.

Really sorry, couldn't resist : )

SixtyFootDoll Thu 30-Jul-09 20:26:18

LOL sh!
Eirlys a welhs girls name meaning snowdrop pronounced ' airliss'

drlove8 Thu 30-Jul-09 20:50:57

heres a wee list for you ...
FINLEY (not sure if its irish or scottish)

And for girls ....

drlove8 Thu 30-Jul-09 20:52:59

what about Aisling, pronounced a-i-e-s-lin ?

SixtyFootDoll Thu 30-Jul-09 21:06:26

ooh love Iona

edam Thu 30-Jul-09 21:06:28


Not so sure about Welsh girls' names, I only had to think about boys!

edam Thu 30-Jul-09 21:07:13

(have a look at the MN baby name finder, on the right under 'useful tools')

proverbial Sat 01-Aug-09 17:37:23

Aisling is pronounced Ash-ling.

dizzydixies Sat 01-Aug-09 18:26:35

Carys would go beautifully with Evan smile

bevlin Sat 01-Aug-09 20:25:41

Thanks everyone. Lots of welsh names. Think I will avoid another one unless i really love it. Being a bit of a fanny - and it not being too popular/heard of in Scotland yet, I didn't know it was Welsh until the midwive told me blush.
I know, I know, 10 thousand people since then have said "oh lovely welsh name, is your husband Welsh"?
Then I have to explain how thick I am!
I like Carys but we have a Carys in the family already.
It's so hard and Im one of those people who's head buzzes until Ive made a final decision on a matter - aggghhhh

dizzydixies Sat 01-Aug-09 21:25:59

bevlin - I'm scottish with an irish dh living in scotland so we made the decision to not use very celtic/gaelic names for our girls SO we now have DD1 with an italian name, DD2 with a greek name and DD3 has a welsh boys name shockhmmgrin

use a name you love, no other criteria needed and certainly no explanation

LionstarBigPants Sat 01-Aug-09 21:29:39

I know an Even with a little brother Robert

LionstarBigPants Sat 01-Aug-09 21:30:03

I meant Evan

bevlin Mon 03-Aug-09 22:27:59

dizzydixies I agree, I've looked at italian names and don't really mind where it comes from as long as it's nice. I think it's just everyone wonders and asks - why welsh?
Will you tell us your DC's names then?

blushingm Tue 04-Aug-09 11:23:11

Ewan (can be scot or welsh so hopefully no silly questions)

MamaLazarou Tue 04-Aug-09 14:48:53


Only joking.

Lots of names would go with Evan. I can't think of many that wouldn't.

screamingabdab Tue 04-Aug-09 16:12:58

My son is Evan, and I love it.

I sadly can't tell you DS2s name for privacy reasons, but I did toy with the idea of Elle if I had had a girl.

Evan and Elle, geddit ........ wink

scotagm Tue 04-Aug-09 20:21:05

Don't know if this helps or not. Ds is called Archie and if we ever have another boy we will be calling him Evan. We have a popular scottish surname - I think Archie and Evan work well together.

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