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Nell4Him's picture
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Our Girl name

So we are team green this time. DH and I still have yet to REALLY discuss a name if this baby is a boy... however we are set on the name if it's a girl.

We've chosen the name Evelyn (pronounced eh-vah-lynn) but will likely call her Evie most of the time.

My family is really cool about the name.. they think it's wonderful, has an old ring to it (in a good way) and just seems perfect to them.

His dad is completely on board with the name and is already calling the baby Evelyn (hope it's not a boy for his sake :eek:)

His mom, however, and his gramma.....

"That's such an old name", like it's a bad thing. and "It's not in the Bible. Jacob and Daniel are both in the Bible, can't you find a girl's name from the Bible?" Well, that was baby's Great-Gramma, of course.

I've finally convinced them that the name stays and now they say "Well, if you are going to call her Evie, then why not just name her that? Evie's a cute name, just skip the OLD sounding Evelyn" and such. :roll:

What do you all think? Should we consider they're suggestions?

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I like Evelyn and Evie. I would give her the name Evelyn and call her Evie, and then should she choose Evelyn at a later date, she can. Just because you have two biblical names does not mean they all have to be. Yes, Jacob and Daniel are both biblical, but they are also old names that are well known, as Evelyn is. I have four children, and only one has a biblical name, I don't think it matters too much. Smile

So what boy name do you have picked out? Smile

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I say give her the full name and use the nickname. It's always nice to have a full name to fall bak on when they are older if the nickname is too cutesy or not professional enough for their job. We chose Abigail if we had a girl and would be calling her Abby. MIL went on and on about how she was told by a friend of her that Abigail is an old name for a maid and did we really want that for a daughter. It always seems someone has to nit pick at whatever name you choose.

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lol at her 'old name comment'. Doesn't she realize that bibilical names are even OLDER? Wink

I agree...give her Evelyn and call her Evie.

We also got a comment or two on how old sounding Violet is when we had DD1. People get over it once they see how much these little people grow into their names so fast.

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I like Evelyn. It is my friend/neighbor's name, but she pronounces it more like Aevalyn (?).

I think Eve is in the bible last time I checked. I am pretty sure Evelyn is a form of Eve so take that Gramma! Lol

I think it goes with your boys names. It isn't like you will name your child Couch, that wouldn't go with the others names.

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I think Evelyn is a beautiful name!

One thing I learned quickly with baby names is that someone always has something negative to say. As long as you and DH love her name then that is all that matters.

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Evelyn IS a diminutive form of Eve.. and I did tell her that and she quit pushing the whole "biblical thing... for a while". :rolleyes:

As for boys names... we are clueless. DH and I have such different tastes that preparing for baby name discussion is almost like preparing for a confrontation and disappointment. :confused:

One thing we've agreed on, is the middle name, which will be Allen (my dad's middle name). Our last name is Chitwood. Any suggestions in that department are completely welcomed. Wink

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I LOVE the name Evelyn.

Full disclosure, my daughter's name is Jocelyn, so I'm a big fan of that name family in general.

I think Evie is a very nice and cute nickname.

But, I think it's also wonderful that if she should ever run for president or become a judge or anything where having a sophisticated, distinguished, classy name is an advantage, she will have Evelyn to go by.

I definitely say name her Evelyn, and use the nickname Evie if you like. Provides her with more options, gives her a very classic and timeless name, and comes with a cute nickname as a bonus. Win, win.

Again, love the name Evelyn. Awesome choice.

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I would go with Evelyn and use the nickname. It is a beautiful name. I wouldn't change it.

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I personally don't like it. Not that I don't like "old names" but I don't think this one has made it's way back around to sounding cool again. I have another boy on the way and really wanted to name him Lincoln... but I couldn't bring myself to do it because it just sounded too old fashioned for me, and you really do have to take into account that this will be their name for the rest of their lives, and they may get teased if the name sounds dated. I know how you feel about your name choice, though. We've decided to name this baby boy Trystan, and my mother absolutely hates it! She just won't come around on it, even though I've told her that this is it and it's staying. Oh well, you can't make everyone happy. In the end you have to do what you feel is best. I agree that if you do decide to go with that name, you should use the nickname... but I do like Evie (but pronounced with a hard E like eagle)... I think it's cuter. Good luck!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

but I do like Evie (but pronounced with a hard E like eagle)... I think it's cuter. Good luck!

that's the way we planned to pronounce Evie.. I had trouble getting the right pronunciation across in text. :rolleyes:

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

that's the way we planned to pronounce Evie.. I had trouble getting the right pronunciation across in text. :rolleyes:

In that case, I think it's precious!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I have another boy on the way and really wanted to name him Lincoln... but I couldn't bring myself to do it because it just sounded too old fashioned for me, and you really do have to take into account that this will be their name for the rest of their lives, and they may get teased if the name sounds dated.

If I have a boy, this will be his name.

I LOVE it! People get past the whole 'you're calling him/her WHAT?!'.

You should call her whatever you want, people will grow to love it as they love the child more and more Smile

xx

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I wanted Simon to be Lincoln but SO gave it a veto because he said "it was to much of a name to live up to"

LOL like a name in the Bible was not (roll eyes)