Results 1 to 5 of 49
November 7th, 2012 06:58 PM #1
Would you assume an Evangeline was Christian?
Evangeline is one of my all-time favourites, but recently I'm wondering if you think it's *too* religious sounding.
I know that it's actual history is not religiously-tied (as far as I'm aware it was invented by poet Henry Longfellow), but I feel that because it's so similar to 'Evangelism' it does sound very Christian. It sort of bothers me that she would have a name that most would assume was Christian. Not that I am anti-Christianity or anything, it's just that my children will definitely be raised Agnostic (with the freedom/opportunities to choose their own religion [or lack of] if they decide to) and I would hate for people to constantly tie my daughter to a certain religion.
What do you think? To a non-name-nerd, would Evangeline seem very Christian?
I might just be over thinking this because it's an especially touchy subject for me and it's a really beautiful name anyway.★ close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon
unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)
November 7th, 2012 07:11 PM #3James ~ Ariston
Aurelia ~ Sidra ~ Elizabeth ~ Gia ~ Julia
The others I hold close.... Quade ~ William (Liam) ~ Dresden ~ Giordana ~ Lydiana ~ Laurenza ~ Vivara ~ Fonya ~ Sagelle
November 7th, 2012 07:17 PM #5Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
November 7th, 2012 07:29 PM #7
Yeah, to me Evangeline does ring very Christian which actually adds to the appeal for me, but I could see how for you it would be a bit of an issue. I feel like most people are aware of terms like televangelist and evangelicals (at least in the US) so I feel like it's similar to naming your son Christian, y'know?I have completely random and eclectic taste in everything, including names.
November 7th, 2012 07:29 PM #9