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Hello, Molly here and I’m expecting my first baby! My boyfriend has said he wants to use Evan after his Dad who died when he wad younger, which I get and respect and so I’ve agreed on Evannie or Evanna for a girl. However, for a boy, I’m not sure because Evan was the name of my ex and it was a bad break up. What should I do? Is there some similiar name? Thanks

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Poll created: Jan 03, 2014
Total Votes: 0


I’d use Evan as a mn.
posted by Joyce :: Jan 03, 2014 04:25 PM | report
Make it the middle name. Then you don’t have to use it or hear it too frequently and it still honors his dad.

Alternatively, there’s Ivan.
posted by Sara :: Jan 03, 2014 04:26 PM | report
Get over your ex. You aren’t in touch anymore, and the memory will fade. Evan is wonderful.
I have Evanna and Evannie, though. They sound tacky and made-up. I like Evangeline so much better. It’s classy and honors Evan.
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:26 PM | report
have should say hate.
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:27 PM | report
Evan is the Welsh version of John. So, you could always John instead of Evan.
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:32 PM | report
Maybe you should tell your boyfriend about your ex, and hopefully he will understand. You can use Evan as a middle name if it’s a boy. I’m sure he would except it. If not, you could maybe spell Evan a different way, like Avan. For a girl, I love the name Evanna!
posted by Vesper :: Jan 03, 2014 04:33 PM | report
Thank you all.
I’ll talking to my boyfriend about using it as a middle,but I also really like John nicknamed Johnny, thanks
Evangeline is cute too- hadn’t thought of that
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:35 PM | report
Stevan (Stee-van or Steh-van)
Evyn (Eh-vin)
Eoin (O-win or O-wen)
Euan (Eh-wan)
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:40 PM | report
There’s always Evander, ee-VAN-der. It has Evan in it although it’s not pronounced the same.
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 04:46 PM | report
posted by guest :: Jan 03, 2014 05:47 PM | report
posted by Erika :: Jan 03, 2014 06:09 PM | report

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