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  1. #1
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    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.
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  2. #3
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    No, not at all. I had never even made the connection!!! Then again, I'm Agnostic as well (raised in a liberal Christian household), so I don't really tie religion into many things around me.

    Evangeline is gorgeous by the way!
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  3. #5
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    I would assume Evangeline was the child of evangelical Christian parents.
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  4. #7
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    I would too

    Quote Originally Posted by raqkel View Post
    I would assume Evangeline was the child of evangelical Christian parents.
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  5. #9
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    I too would assume Christian parents.
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