the way I pronounce it is like ehv-uh-lyn no 'er' sound but still three syllables
I have never heard it pronounced either eve-lyn or ever-lyn. I pronounce it ev-uh-lyn. And I'm from the US.
I think this is what the OP is getting at. It seems you're all pronouncing Evelyn the same way: 'ev-uh-lyn', which I believe is the standard US pronunciation and, to me, sounds exactly like 'Ever-lyn'. Perhaps Ever-lyn wasn't the best way of describing the pronunciation, or perhaps Americans pronounce the word 'ever' totally differently (I think this is the word ever, as in 'forever and ever', rather than 'Eva').
Thus, OP, I think some of these 'I pronounce it differently' votes could be counted under Ever-lyn (as I think the ehv-uh-lyn pronunciation is what you're getting at there) unless, of course, they say outright that they pronounce it 'Steve'.
P.S. Beautiful name btw. I (and, I think, most other Brits) pronounce it as eve-lyn :)
Yeah, I meant as in the word 'ever' - to me, ev-uh-lyn and ever-lyn would be said virtually identically. Guessing there's no way to change the poll words now people have voted on it though. Eva is 'ee-vuh' to me, while the word 'ever' would be 'ev-uh'. Phonetics sucks at times, eh?
Darn accents ruin everything. Americans say the "r" in "ever" very clearly and most other accents don't, so I think that's why it's confusing. But anyway, eh-va-lyn for me, so I guess it counts as ever-lyn, and US.
I've heard of Eve-lyn but I've never heard it used.
I voted for eve-lyn (US) but now that I read the comments I should have voted for "ever-lyn" — I was thrown off by the R sound but it makes sense in the UK/Aus the R isn't pronounced!