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  1. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by nursesaide View Post
    I know it's a little late, but Evangeline literally means "The Good News" of the Lord! It's a synonym for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I think any parent who doesn't understand the child's name is playing ignorant.
    And James means "supplanter" and Leah means "weary" and Cameron means "crooked nose".

    Meanings only go so far.

  2. #38
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    No way! It's a literary name. Evangelicals might not read enough beyond the Bible to realize it though. (I was raised as one...I speak from experience).

  3. #40
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    Yes, I would assume the parents were Christian. I know two Evangelines-- one is in her twenties and was homeschooled by her Christian parents, the other is a toddler and the daughter of a Jewish poetry professor who likes Longfellow. I think the latter's mother is Christian though and she is probably being raised Christian/Protestant.

    So, it's a mixed bag, but I would assume Evangelical first.

  4. #42
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    I don't think it's "too Christian" I like it and I think it's cute. Evie and Angie are adorable too.
    ○ Just because you don't understand doesn't mean you can call it crazy - Harry Styles ○

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  5. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by maepae View Post
    And James means "supplanter" and Leah means "weary" and Cameron means "crooked nose".

    Meanings only go so far.

    Thank you! My name's Leah and I'm super hyper... it also means patient which I am most definitely not.
    ○ Just because you don't understand doesn't mean you can call it crazy - Harry Styles ○

    ○Girls: Mariana, Isabel, Josephine, Natalie, Gemma, Olivia○
    ○Boys: Elliott, Cole, Isaac, Benjamin, Connor, Henry○
    ○Currently loving Elliot James, Mariana Valentine, Isaac Matthew and Josephine Louelle○
    ○Vote on my Name list by clicking here

    ○I'm Leah. I'm a pre-teen berry who's super obsessed with names○

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