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Can I call my baby this....?
puzzledmonkey · 22/02/2008 11:46
DH and I cannot think of any names that we both like except this one, which we both absolutely LOVE.
The name is Evie - but our surname is Stevens. We would use full name Evelyn Rose Stevens, but most of the time WE would call her Evie.
My worry is that when I have mentioned it people have said, ooh Evie Stevie, or Even Stevens, which I have not even heard of (im 25, i dont know if it is a few years before my time or if im just stupid??!) so I starting to feel already that I would be making excuses and reasons for her name everytime i tell someone what she is called?
On the other hand, when she goes to school in 5 years time, are kids her age going to have heard of even stevens? and if it is a problem she would be known as Evelyn anyway.
Am i being cruel thinking of calling her this, or am I being stupid and just call her what we like?
foxythesnowman · 22/02/2008 11:51
You can call your baby whatever you like.
Some silly arse somewhere will make a wise crack whatever name you give.
School age children will change names regardless. Especially boys do it to other boys names. Its a kind of familiarity I think.
Evie Rose is a fabulous, wonderful, perfectly gorgeous name.
I have one BTW. Your LO would be in very good company.
fryalot · 22/02/2008 11:53
I think it's a lovely name.
ds has a name that kind of rhymes and we thought long and hard about it but we decided in the end that it is nice that we have (hopefully) chosen his school nickname as well.
If there is a nice easy nickname for them to choose they will probably go with that instead of opting for a slightly more complicated "smelly knickers" or whatever.
You're not being cruel.
puzzledmonkey · 22/02/2008 12:01
thank you i feel much better and more positive about the name having read the replies, i agree if im having doubts it may be a sign not to go with the name, but the trouble is we really really cannot think of another name we both like. dd's name was chosen by week 13 of pregnancy, im 32 weeks now this time!
good choice foxy
thanks ladies xx
frumpygrumpy · 22/02/2008 14:26
You don't have another name, you like this one! So do we Go for it.
(Evens Stevens is an american thing isn't it? I hadn't heard of it until very lately. I've only ever heard of the phrase "its even stevens" e.g. if you can't declare a winner because you both finish the race at the same time its "even stevens")
Nancy66 · 22/02/2008 16:11
it's a lovely name and I agree with what some of the others say - people will always link a name to something.
I really like Felix - but so many people say 'felix the cat' - so bloody what? Minnie is a mouse, Donald is a duck, Dora is an explorer...! If you like the name - use it.
Flibbertyjibbet · 22/02/2008 16:19
Its a gorgeous name! My grandmother and also my little sisters middle names.
My dp's surname is a colour. Now that really put us off some girls names - Rose + his name sounded like a can of paint!
Go with Evelyn - whatever you call a child the kids at school will come up with something! My niece is called Smelly Ellie and I have a perfectly plain name but it was shortened to something that rhymed with Farty and I was known at school as Farty **rty and there was nothing my parents could have done about it!
WestCountryLass · 22/02/2008 16:19
At least it will give people something obvious to mock!
My DS is Jacob and my Grandad calls him crackers all the time. DS2 is Leo, everyone makes roaring lion noises at him and he is the most unlion like Leo, more of a pussycat.
Evie Stevens is cute!!!!
phlossie · 23/02/2008 13:41
Just to be devil's advocate - would you choose to have a child with sticking out ears and a squint? Yes, children will find something to mock, but why give them obvious amunition? I say find something else...
(no offence to people with sticking out ears - and I had a squint!!)
Moomin · 23/02/2008 13:49
Spooky - we have same surname and dd2 is Evie! In fact though the dds have a double-barrel surname with Stevens the 2nd name.
Dd2 gets called Evie Stevens by her godmother as an affectionate name. I did have the same thought-process as you at the time but then I just thought we'd get on with it
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