(Closed) What do you think of the name "Evelyn"?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@lealorali:  I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re going to use it for our first girl. Lol we’ll find out here in a couple of weeks if this one will be Evelyn or not ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lealorali:  I love it.  We’re thinking of using it and calling her Evie

Post # 19
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@lealorali:  I love it!  DH hates it.  ๐Ÿ™

Post # 20
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love an old fashioned name. My favs are from the 19th century… Vivienne and Genevieve. I think it’s beautiful and classy in an old-world way. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 21
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouldn’t call it “old fashioned”

It is one of those well established traditional names that just happens to go in and out of fashion in a fairly predictable cycle (about every 40 to 50 years)

If it is any help (cause I believe that names have Karma associated to them)… I don’t think I’ve met an Evelyn I didn’t like

They tend to be smart, and community / family oriented, and nice people overall.


Post # 22
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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@cora_123:  Agreed. I think it’s a pretty name but I know several people who named their daughters Evelyn. It’s on the rise!

Post # 23
11500 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lealorali:  I’m older, so the image that I have long had of this name likely is quite different than the one many of you have.  However, whenever I think of this name, I think of a woman who is my mother’s age or older, someone who would now be in her 80s.

However, that has been changing for me now that SO many names that I always considered to be “old fashioned” (Olivia, Sophia, Emily, Emma, Charlotte, Vivian, Evelyn, etc.) have become — or are becoming — all the rage for modern parents. I now know an Evelyn who is three years old, and she is absolutely gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@lealorali:  One of the little girls I babysat in High School. She was 3 when I first started watching them and she would be about 13 now.     ._.    I suddenly feel old.

Post # 25
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love it, but it’s becoming really popular.

Post # 26
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Old. Like, it’s fine for a grown adult but for a kid it sounds old.

Post # 27
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I LOVE the name! It’s in our top two girl’s names!

Post # 28
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love it – classic and beautiful. But I do think it’s becoming really popular really quickly. 

Post # 29
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think its quite boring. And this is coming from someone who loves older names.

Post # 30
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@TwoStatesBride:  well I kind of had to run it past my DH lol. I don’t think I could keep it from him haha. If it were just my parents that disliked it then honestly I wouldn’t care too much, but the fact that my DH hates the name kind of makes it unusable. No worries – I have vetoed my fair share of his suggestions.

I have some other options that my mom isnt thrilled with, but oh well.

Post # 31
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I like the name Evelyn. She could always go by Eve or Evie, too. I think it’s a cute name – classic.

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