We are having a daughter to be named Evangeline. However, I want it pronounced e-VAN-gel-in. I'm afraid that people will constantly be saying e-VAN-gel-EEn.
I was thinking of spelling the new baby's name this way: Evangelyn. Would this spelling help with the pronunciation? Does it look made up? My husband thinks so. He wants to use the traditional spelling. I suppose it's not THAT big of a deal to correct people, but I'd like to avoid it if possible. My other daughter is named Karolina (karo-lee-nah), and no one ever gets that right.
I personally think Evangeline looks like it should be prounounced E-Van-gel-een... with your other spelling I'd be more apt to pronounce it with the "lynn" at the end rather than the "line." Odd about your other daughter's name, because I took one look and assumed it was pronounce "Karoleeena"
I prefer the traditional spelling as well. I think that because it is an international name, you can pronounce it either "Evangel-eyen" or "Evangel-een" so I am guessing most people will ask.
The y makes it look made up, sorry.
I like the Evangelyn spelling, it may look a little made up, but I would prefer that to the constant mispronunciations.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
I like the Y spelling as well and agree, that would eliminate the mispronunciation. However, I would be one of the ones to get your other daughter's name wrong. It's the same spelling as North and South Carolina except with a K so I would've assumed it's pronounced the same.