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#1 Baby Name Genie

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:39 AM

Name: Madeline
Location: Paris

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?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:25 AM

Did you know that Eileen is a gaelic variant of the english name Evelyn?
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)

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

I agree with Katie on that you're already honouring his grandmother, but if you still want to stick to a middle name deriving from Eileen, Isla is by far my favourite.

are just a few others. :wub:
Anything with the same sounds, letters, initials or the sort could be a way of honouring her!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

I love the name Evie, and I think you should go traditional and choose Evelyn.

You can then change Eileen to begin with an 'A' so the initials are different:

Evelyn Ayleen
Evelyn Aileen
Evelyn Ayleign

I wish you all the luck.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

One of my top names is Evia (I think it sounds nicest with a soft E). It's the name of a Greek island and a variant of Eve. It isn't a new name at all but it doesn't sound dated IMO because it's rarely ever used. It can definitely carry the nickname Evie!


Eileen backwards is Neelie. That could work as a middle name.

Good luck :)

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Ev-eh-linn, definitely.

Eileen and Evelyn are related (they both come from the Germanic name Aveline), so I think you're good with just using Evelyn.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Eve-lyn is prettier, in my opinion.
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!