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Names to go with Evan (boys and Girls)

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bevlin Thu 30-Jul-09 19:45:34

Hi,
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 ...
EWAN
TORRAN
FINLEY (not sure if its irish or scottish)
CONNAL
ROGAN
PATRICK

And for girls ....
ROWAN
TEGAN
IONA
BRIANNA
BRIONA(spelling)
fiona?

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

Owain
Lloyd
Taliesin
Ianto
Bryn
Gryffydd

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

Erin
Ewan (can be scot or welsh so hopefully no silly questions)
Finn
Ieuan
Logan

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

Bevan?

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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