Evans for a girl?
What do you think about the name Evans for a girl? It is a family name but has always been used for males. If we went with it, I think her middle name would have to be pretty feminine. Any ideas there?
Also, I love the name Everett and have always wanted to name my future son that. But if we don't have a son, could I make Everett a girls name? Again, I feel like she'd need a pretty feminine middle name. Even more so for this one.
Sorry, I don't like either as a first name for a girl. Since Evans is a family name I think it would be fine to use it as a middle name. I have known several ladies who have used their maiden name as a middle name for their child,girl or boy.
I agree with @lis09
Do not like either on a girl but Evans would be acceptable as a middle name!
I dislike the idea of either of those names on girls. How about a feminized version instead-- Evangeline, Evelyn, Eve or Eva?
This name is so close to a popular boy's name, so normally I would say no. But I actually go to school with a girl named Evan and Nameberry says there's an actress named Evan Rachel Wood. So yeah, I don't like it, but I don't hate it.
I don't like Everett for a girl at all, but maybe if I met one I'd be more open to it.
I think any longer, a little frilly name would work as a middle name.
I think, if it's a family name, that Evans is great on a girl. Most here will disagree, but I think if you asked outside of the nameberry circle, then you would get very different responses.
Well, there is the issue of both girls having some variation of 'eve' as a nickname. I would try to make them both more feminine.
These are some pretty close compromises; I certainly wouldn't recommend using the names as they are on girls. There are plenty of alternatives that still incorporate those names that are feminine, but if you don't like them then I'd recommend you bump them to the middle name slot.
However, I always encourage people to do what they want and name their kids what they love. If there are no alternatives for you, use them.
Definitely not as a first.
Evan is a boys name.
Evans is possessive.
Evans on a girl just makes me think that she's property of an Evan. Dislike. It's self-defeatingly sexist in all planes.
As a middle, it's fair game since it's a family name. I'd prefere a variant, as it's more creative and personal: Evania, Evanna, Evangeline even.
I think it's wonderful and I'm jealous you have a great family surname to repurpose. I'm from the South and frankly no one bats an eye at an adorable girl name Collins, Smith, or Berry. Evans is completely usable to me. Good luck!
If it's a family name, then yes — I do think it's usable. IMO, that's the only reason people should use surnames as given names (for girls, especially). Just se a very feminine and classic middle name, and she could go by Eva or Evvie.
Everett could be spelt Everette to make it feminine. Other alternatives are Everina, Everild, or Everly.