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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 03:53 AM   1
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Name spellings?


It's still early days, but I'm almost certain baby is a girl.. I just have a feeling Probably wrong but who knows

SO! I really like the name Evelyn (said ev-er-lyn), but my mum said people will say eve-lyn rather than ev-er-lyn What do you ladies think?

Hubby isn't fussed... the only name we can agree on is Grace... so we thought maybe Grace Evelyn, but perhaps spelled Grace Everlyn?

Cannot even find a boys name we both agree on Suggestions welcome



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 03:58 AM   2
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Firstly, Evelyn is a gorgeous name.

I've never known anyone to pronounce it as "Eve-lyn", so I wouldn't put the "r" in there personally. I have a name with an extra letter, which is constantly misspelled as a result and it drives me crazy!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 04:05 AM   3
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Yes I definitely think throwing the r in there may confuse things. Just reeeeeally not fussed on the name eve-lyn I'd never even heard it that way so was super surprised when she said it!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 04:23 AM   4
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My cousin is Evelyn and i think its a beautiful name. Never heard her name mispronounced



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 04:26 AM   5
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Glad to hear other people actually like the name! My mum says its very old lady The only thing I don't like about it is the thought of people shortening it and calling her "Ev" haha! Overthinking that a little!!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 06:36 AM   6
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Im from the states and we pronounce Evelyn as Ev-e-lyn no R. Maybe its all in where you are from? i like Grace too and i think it has a nice flow to it as Evelyn Grace instead of Grace Evelyn but either sound good!



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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 07:16 AM   7
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I agree Evelyn Grace flows better. We have a HORRENDOUS surname... so I feel like I need to make up for it with first and middle names



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 08:32 AM   8
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My granny is Evelyn and there's no 'r' sound, I would definitely never read it as such either. I think for spelling Everlyn would look fine and not confuse. I like Grace Evelyn too!

My top boys names are-

Jason
Matthew
Elliot
Nathan
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 09:12 AM   9
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Spoken to hubby and i think if a girl it'll definitely be Everlyn Grace or Grace Everlyn. Hopefully....



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 21:21 PM   10
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My niece is Roxanne Evelyn and there have never been any issues with either of her names not being pronounced right.

Mind you, both her names are those timeless classics that never age (Grace is also one of those names) so the amount of people who won't actually know how to say it should be almost zero if you actually do encounter that problem.



 
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