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How bad sounds Evelynn Lin to you (Lin is the last name)

  1. I actually like it, go for it! (1 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  2. I could live with it, I don't think it's such a big issue. (11 votes [45.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.83%

  3. Please don't use it! She'll get teased! (12 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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#1 Momo Cicerone

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:20 AM

Evelynn is still my favorite name. Lke, FOREVER. But I can't change my fiance's last name. Is Evelynn Lin THAT bad? What do you think? Please be 100% honest.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:27 AM

I think it's kind of cute, but that's not to say that someone somewhere won't pick fun at it. Kids can be cruel and I'd be forever worried that she would get teased for her name.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:48 AM

Aww. :P I think it's cute..

There's been Chris Christophensen and Jon Jonathan. :P So I don't think it's that bad!!

Maybe Everly Lin? :lol:


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:08 AM

I think Evelyn (with one N) is a really pretty name. It's not my style, but it's pretty.

That said, I wouldn't use it with that last name.
Not so much for the teasing potential (which could be an issue, but it might as well not be), but because it sounds bad in my opinion.
I mean, you could get away with the two names were a bit rhimey, but they have the exact same sound.
It sounds like I'm saying "Eva Lin Lin" :P

I hope it didn't sound offensive :P

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:41 AM

It may be made fun of...
But I know a Jerry Cherry who(no lies) has a brother and a sister: Gary and Carrie

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:02 AM

I don't think it sounds THAT bad, but, maybe Eveline? Eve-eh-leen/line? Evelyn is a gorgeous name! It does sound kinda bad with your last name though. I don't think she'd get teased for it, but it does sound like "Eve Lin Lin" lol. But if you like eve-leen is wouldn't sound as bad. Or maybe a double name Evelyn-Hope (whatever last name)? As in have a hyphinated first name so it doesn't sound as "lin lin"? I'm sorry your hubby's last name doesn't fit your favorite name so well :P I'd be pretty sad if I married someone with the last name Jacoby, cause then I couoldn't use Jacob :P
Well, good luck with that! ~Had

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:22 AM

Haha Deysi. What a predicament.

Here what I have to say:

1) I don't the 2 n's. Evelyn looks much better imo.
2)Would you call her Evelynn or by a nickname like Evie or Evvie? Or Lynn? haha. Lynn Lin. Now that *is* bad. If you call her Evie/Evvie, I don't think its a big deal. But I must say, Evelynn Lin doesn't sounds the best---not to mention some minor teasing
3) My suggestion:
a. Use something like Eveline like Haddie suggested
b. Use a hyphenated last name---what ever your last name is-Lin. (eg. Smith-Lin) Evelynn Smith-Lin is much more bearable


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

I agree that I prefer Evelyn with one "N". It is a really pretty name and you do have to consider she probably won't have that last name forever...she will more than likely get married one day and her last name will change. Plus if you call her Evie, which imo is a very cute nn, it wouldn't be a big problem at all! Good Luck :P

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:41 PM

Maybe you could use it as a mn? Or name her Eva Lin....

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:43 PM

Haha Deysi. What a predicament.

Here what I have to say:

1) I don't the 2 n's. Evelyn looks much better imo.
2)Would you call her Evelynn or by a nickname like Evie or Evvie? Or Lynn? haha. Lynn Lin. Now that *is* bad. If you call her Evie/Evvie, I don't think its a big deal. But I must say, Evelynn Lin doesn't sounds the best---not to mention some minor teasing
3) My suggestion:
a. Use something like Eveline like Haddie suggested
b. Use a hyphenated last name---what ever your last name is-Lin. (eg. Smith-Lin) Evelynn Smith-Lin is much more bearable



I could'nt have said it better. :P

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:30 AM

Thanks for all your input, guys... I really appreciate it. I wasn't offended at all.

Well, I don't mind the spelling Evelin /Evelyn/ Evelynn.

BUT, I do mind Eve, Eva, Everly and any other form of Evelyn.

It's like trading Juliet for Julie, Julia, Jules or anything like that. It's not the same for me. Evelyn IS Evelyn, and nothing can replace that name in my heart :P

AND, Lynn is also one of my all time favorites names :P YES, I'd call her Evie or Lynn as a nn. But I can't! :lol:

It's just such a heartbroken feeling. :lol::(:lol: His surname is taking two of my favorite names: Evelynn and Sherry Lynn. :lol:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:05 AM

I'm sorry, Deysi :'( I can't come up with anything better than to hyphnate or have a double first name :P But if I think of something better I'll let you know! ~Had

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

aww sorry Deysi :P Im not fond of Evelyn because people always assume its my name. but I know i'd be pretty bummed if I couldn't use a name i love because itd rhyme with the last name :P

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for the your help, guys. I really appreciate it.

I was just looking at my name list, and I couldn't see myself calling my daughther Charlotte, or Hazel, o Journey. It didn't feel right. :P I feel as if Evelynn is a long lost friend I want to contact.

:P This is soooooooo annoying.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:36 AM

If you really love it, then I'd say go for! Its not as though you are naming your child John Johns.

There are certainly those times when she will be referred to as her full name, but in everyday situations, she will be just Evelyn or Evie.

Evelyn is a gorgeous name.

Have you ever thought of using your last name instead of Yang's? I know a few people who have done that


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Posted 15 August 2009 - 12:25 AM



Have you ever thought of using your last name instead of Yang's? I know a few people who have done that



You don't mess with a Chinese man's pride. :angry:


:lol: Kidding! Chill out :P But yeah, he'd probably kill me or something, so not an option.

I love Evelynn, but I hate Evelynn Lin. It's just wrong. VERY WRONG. I don't think the hypenated name would help anyway... Ei: Evelynn-Mae Lin would sound like Evelyn Maylin which is equally annoying :D

Evelynn has a very special meaning to me. I've loved Eva since I read Eva Luna from Isabel Allende (The book starts with the phrase: My name is Eva, which means life, and Luna, because my father was native from the tribe Luna), and Lynn is my sister-in-law's name. She played a very important role in my life thoughout my childhood and teeanger years. She's like my second mother. And I really, really love Lynn. ;)

Sorry guys.. I'm helpless. I'm not into any variation... No Lynsay, or Linda, or anything similar. It's just Evelynn to me :o


Anyway... A co-worker of mine is having a baby girl this October! :lol: She asked me to help with the naming, so I suggested Evelyn (one N) and she loved it! :lol:

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:42 AM

Anyway... A co-worker of mine is having a baby girl this October! :lol: She asked me to help with the naming, so I suggested Evelyn (one N) and she loved it! :lol:

That's great, Deysi! I love sugggesting my fav names to people and I and get even more excited when they actual consider using it!

Anway, I'm sure you'll make the right choice when the time comes along----I know, I know I sound all philosophical or something but I really think you will :P


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Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:53 AM

Yes, She is actually going to use Evelyn, so I'm trilled! :P It's a happier feeling because she actually never thought of using that name~

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:43 AM

Yes, She is actually going to use Evelyn, so I'm trilled! :P It's a happier feeling because she actually never thought of using that name~

That is so exciting----now everytime you see the baby, you can feel proud that you helped name her :D

I named my little brother (Christopher) and I helped name my little cousin Katie


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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:12 AM

*signs*

I guess that's better than nothing.




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