Modern variations of classic E- names
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:39 AM
My husband and I have fallen in love with the name Evie, but would our baby's full name to be Evelyn. Although we are undecided on the pronunciation, should it be Ev-lyn or Eve-lyn, the latter I think sounds less modern.
Also, we would like her middle name to be in honour of my husband's grandmother, Eileen. However, we'd like to use a modern variation of Eileen for our daughter, any suggestions?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:25 AM
So in a way you are already honoring grandmother Eileen.
Here are some names that are variants or sound similar to Eileen...
Isla or Aila (EYE luh)
Ailey (EY lee)
Eleene (EY lee ne)
Aylin (EY lyn)
Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:48 PM
are just a few others.
Anything with the same sounds, letters, initials or the sort could be a way of honouring her!
Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:47 PM
You can then change Eileen to begin with an 'A' so the initials are different:
I wish you all the luck.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:34 PM
Eileen backwards is Neelie. That could work as a middle name.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:00 PM
Eileen and Evelyn are related (they both come from the Germanic name Aveline), so I think you're good with just using Evelyn.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:28 PM
To honor Eileen, even if baby's name is Evelyn, you could try Aislyn or Erin.
Kylie is a less common choice for this, but they both have (eil-) sounds.
Enjoy and good luck!