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Determined not to have nameless baby, please help! (Eve or Evie?)
pobletsmum · 09/02/2008 20:18
DH and I are struggling to find a name for our 2nd child, due on wednesday.
We both like Eve, but I don't think it works with our choice of middle name, May, and our 1 syllable surname ie. 'Eve May xxxxx'. I think it's all too '1-syllablish'! DH can't see a problem with this.
We also quite like Evie, which goes much better with May and surname ie. 'Evie May xxxxx'. However, we prefer Eve, because it can be changed to Evie while baby is little, if we like, whereas I think we're less likely to ever be able to change Evie to Eve.
So... please tell me what you think of the '1-syllableness'/lack of flow for 'Eve May xxxxx', whether you think 'Evie' is ever shortened to 'Eve', and failing all else, can anyone think of a different, pretty, multisyllabic middle name that does go with 'Eve'? (although I would be very reluctant not to use 'May', which is a family name).
themildmanneredjanitor · 09/02/2008 20:20
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PortAndLemon · 09/02/2008 20:21
What about Evelyn May? Then you can use Eve or Evie for short. Otherwise, if you really like Eve and really want to use May, I'd just name her Eve May xxxxx and forget the fact that it doesn't flow 100% perfectly -- it doesn't sound actively bad, after all.
fingerwoman · 09/02/2008 20:22
I think if you really like Eve then do it.
you'll find that you virtually never need to use all 3 names anyway, so the 1-syllable thing isn't going to matter.
I could probably count on one hand the number of times I have ever said either of the ds's full names out loud
Aero · 09/02/2008 20:26
Eva May sounds nice. My nice is Eva and I love the name. I like Evie too though. People grow into their names, so I wouldn't worry too much about it not seeming a suitable grown up name. I know an Evie who's about 70. It suits her fine, and believe me, she's a strong woman indeed.
noonar · 09/02/2008 20:35
i much prefer evie. i also think that a 1 syllable name and surname can sound a bit 'abrupt' iyswim. never mind the middle name- i think a 2nd syllable would sound better.
dh has a popular name that is often abbreviated, but when using his surname too, he uses the longer version of his name, as it flows better. for example, i think david smith sounds better than dave smith. (thats not dh's name- though- just a very bad example!)
pobletsmum · 09/02/2008 20:37
This is really helping thanks.
Not keen on Evelyn; DH doesn't like Eva.
I agree neolara that 'Evie May' is gorgeous, but worry about what themildmanneredjanitor said about it being cute for a baby, hence wondering about shortening when baby grows up (but think Eve isn't an automatic shortening of Evie, somehow). The silly thing is that as a baby, we will almost definitely call her 'Evie' anyway.
Alfiesbabe - not sure about Evie not being a proper name - it's among the top 20 or so names for girls for 2007.
As for the syllables, most of you seem to be siding with DH about it not mattering (glad you agree with me myotherpersonality ). I suppose what I'm thinking about is that the first time we tell everyone DD's name, we'll be telling them all 3 names, so people will notice/remember if it sounds odd.
Now watch me have a son, not the daughter I'm expecting! (We have boy's name sussed!)
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