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#1 elle-M

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Still stuck on girls names for baby #3 due early June.

Do you prefer Eva or Evie, and why?

Thanks!

#2 twentytwohundred

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

I was set on calling my now 5 month old Evie. Just thought it was a lovely uncommon kind of name.

My DH hated it.

In the end he won.

I also liked that 3 part "Evie" song.

I ended up calling my DD "Ella".

Come to think of it, I like the letter E.

#3 elle-M

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

I like Ella too - I love old, simple names.

#4 Etienne

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

I love Evie.  Just gorgeous and a little edgy.. wink.gif

But if you'd like something more traditional my friend's little girls name is Evelyn but is called Evie more often.

Perhaps Elsie??  Super cute name too.

Edited by ~ Lucy's Mum ~, 07 November 2012 - 01:53 PM.


#5 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

I like Eva better than Evie as a full name.

Evie sounds short for something. It's a bit like Katie: very cute, fairly classic in itself, but youthful and a bit soft. I wouldn't use Katie as a full name but I don't mind it as a nickname at all, its actually quite cute.

If it were me (I know its not) I would go Eve, then call her Evie for short sometimes.

#6 Buggylicious

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Evie but it doesn't seem as traditional as your other 2 childrens names. What about Emma?

#7 rosie28

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Eva, and then perhaps Evie as a nickname. I prefer Eva because it sounds more grown up, and gives more choices for nicknames - my SIL Eva gets Evie and Eve as nicknames.

#8 emmafg

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

Hi, I have a 6 year old who is "officially" Eva, but we have always called her Evie.  We love Evie but felt it sounded a bit young and as she gets older she may like to be Eva.

You can have both :-)

#9 Bel Rowley

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Eva definitely, you can always use Evie as a nickname. A gorgeous, classic name. Eva is beautiful with Rose and David.

#10 TheRedWoman

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Evie.
My dd gets her name shortened to Eve

ETA - honestly OP although I'm not a fan of Eva if I could go back in time I would use Evelyn or Eve for my dd instead of Evie. I still love her name but wish we had gone with a more formal option.

Edited by FoxyRetro*Gal, 07 November 2012 - 02:14 PM.


#11 emlis22

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

Eva. It suits Rose much better than Evie. A little OT, but I prefer Edie to Evie.

Eva can always be Evie, as pointed out by PPs

#12 Krunchie29

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

my niece is Evie and i love it (and her) never thought about it being short for something, but then again, I'm a katie as a full name not a nickname

dont quite get how evie is short for eve? i would have thought it would be the other way around to me? (eve is one syllable and evie is two!)

for me, evie jsut rolls off the tonghue better than eva

#13 Bel Rowley

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (Krunchie29 @ 07/11/2012, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dont quite get how evie is short for eve? i would have thought it would be the other way around to me? (eve is one syllable and evie is two!)

It doesn't have to be "short for" to be a nickname. Just like Johnny is a nickname for John, not vice versa.

#14 Ianthe

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Eva. Especially as your kids have such lovely classic names. Use Evie as a nn.

#15 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (Krunchie29 @ 07/11/2012, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dont quite get how evie is short for eve? i would have thought it would be the other way around to me? (eve is one syllable and evie is two!)


Short for = informal nickname, not literally shorter necessarily.

James - Jimmy, Jamie
Jane - Janie

Etc.

Evie seems equally plausible to me for Eve as for Eva/Evelyn/Evangeline?

And Eve/Eva sound so nice with Rose, short and tailored, but classic and not informal.

Edited by la di dah, 07 November 2012 - 02:22 PM.


#16 Amber Spyglass

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Oh my first thought was to go for Eve as well. That would be my choice - Classic and elegant Eve, with cute and fun Evie as a nickname.

#17 Plaxy

Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

I prefer Eva - it has more possibilities and takes you more places than Evie, which as others have said can always be a nickname for Eva.

Eva goes better with your other names I think - it's Rose not Rosie after all!

I also prefer Eve and Evangeline as my favourites in this group.

#18 WithSprinkles

Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I like Eve with the nn Evie.

Eva is nice too but I think a little more popular than Eve.

ETA: I absolutely love your other children's names.

Edited by VanillaIcecream, 07 November 2012 - 04:33 PM.


#19 strawberry blondes

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

My 4 year old DD is called Evie, suits her really well she has quite a spunky nature with wild ringlet hair.

I think Eva probably goes better with your other childrens names.

#20 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

My choice would be Eva for its classic elegance and because NN could be Evie anyway if/when it suits.


However I would choose Eve for consistency with big sister Rose and with those same advantages.

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Eva as a full name and Evie as a nickname  or Eve goes great with David and Rose better

#22 librablonde

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I love Evie as a nn for Evelyn. I know an Evelyn who calls herself Evie. She's in her 50's but the name still seems to modern to me somehow.

#23 Iris37

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

I like Eva the best , to me Evie though lovely sounds more like a nickname.

#24 elle-M

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Oh I love your responses! Thank you everyone. I just had a conversation with DH and he is REALLY sold on Eva. I didn't even think about how well it went with my other two, and I love having options of Eva for formal/serious/older and maybe Evie as a cute nn. We also personally know two gorgeous girls under the age of 3 with the nn Evie (both Evelyn May in fact) so Eva would be slightly different.

We could be onto a winner here! I'm liking Catherine as mn.

Eva Catherine.

Oooh yes.

Edited by elle-M, 07 November 2012 - 07:57 PM.


#25 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Yeah I think Eva Catherine is a great combo too.




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