Evelyn

(36 Posts)
iamdivergent Sat 07-Jun-14 13:05:39

There's just something about it I love atm...thoughts? smile

Clargo55 Sat 07-Jun-14 13:06:43

I love it, but I do worry I would have to correct the pronunciation all the time.

littlegreengloworm Sat 07-Jun-14 13:08:01

I love it and it was on our list but we are going for Ellen.

I don't think it would be mid pronounced too much at all.

SomethingAboutNothing Sat 07-Jun-14 13:08:46

I love, love, love it. DS would behave been called it if he had been a girl.

iamdivergent Sat 07-Jun-14 13:09:30

I would pronounce Ev - eh - lin

I just really like it smile

See I would pronounce it like you Ev- uh - lin
but there is one in my DD's class and it is definitely pronounced Eve - uh - lin so you may end up correcting people more than you might think.

It's a lovely name though smile

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Sat 07-Jun-14 13:34:06

1. Can be pronounced in more than one way. I am too impatient to be bothered with this.

2. It probably hardly ever is used as a boy's name now but it has been in the past, so it won't be 100% obvious from your baby's name that she's a girl. That would irk me too.

I am in my 50s and for me the name is strongly identified with Evelyn Home, the name of the agony aunt from Woman magazine. The other person I think of is Evelyn Waugh, who was a man.

thatwhichwecallarose Sat 07-Jun-14 13:35:31

I think it's one of those names that is popular at the moment. I know of two born in 2014 already!!!

SoonToBeSix Sat 07-Jun-14 13:39:54

Never knew it used to be a boys name, I think it's really pretty.

AuntieStella Sat 07-Jun-14 13:41:20

I would associate it strongly with Evelyn Waugh, and though I don't think it's used on boys this century, it's still widely considered unisex. Is that OK with you?

Also, I would be put off because there are two ways to say it, and I know the years of making corrections would rile me. But perhaps you wouldn't mind.

ChristopherRobin Sat 07-Jun-14 13:42:30

I absolutely love this name. Ever since I watched Pearl Harbour when I was younger. DH didn't like it for dd and so we named her something else. He's now changed his mind and likes it, with the nn Evie. So it's what we will call our next DC (due in jan) if a girl. I'd love a boy next, but the thought of having a girl also excites me as I get to use this name! It does worry me a bit about the pronunciation though as I know Ev-eh- Lin is more American, but that's the one id like to use.

squoosh Sat 07-Jun-14 13:48:30

The Ev-uh-lin pronunciation is much nicer than Eve-a-lin.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Sat 07-Jun-14 14:02:56

Evelyn Waugh's name was pronounced Eevlin.

Evelyn Glennie (Scottish percussionist, female) is pronounced Evlin.

Interesting that you are all assuming the second e is pronounced in some way.

squoosh Sat 07-Jun-14 14:06:50

It depends on your accent I suppose. I know a few Irish Evelyns who are most definitely ev-uh-lins, not evlins.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 07-Jun-14 14:44:49

I would say

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 07-Jun-14 14:45:21

<sigh>

Eevlin.

I always thought Evelyn Waugh was Evlin

Effic Sat 07-Jun-14 14:47:03

I love it ..... but that really doesn't matter! If you love it then that's the one!

TurquoiseDress Sat 07-Jun-14 14:59:16

I think it's a beautiful name- didn't realise it was used for boys in the post!

Personally I wouldn't use it as the different ways it can be pronounced would just annoy me!

burgatroyd Sat 07-Jun-14 16:27:58

I would avoid as the eve... Start is very popular at mo

Toapointlordcopper Sat 07-Jun-14 16:31:51

DH vetoed me using this, but I still maintain its absolutely beautiful.

RAFWife12 Sat 07-Jun-14 16:32:08

Love it! It's in our top 3 if we have a girl!

SpottieDottie Sat 07-Jun-14 16:32:15

I like it, plus the NN Evie.

DramaAlpaca Sat 07-Jun-14 16:34:44

I like it very much, pronounced your way.

DD's middle name - love it.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Sat 07-Jun-14 17:54:47

Genuine question - those of you who didn't realise it had been used as a boys' name in the past - have you not heard of Evelyn Waugh or did you think he was a she?

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