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  • Eve-lyn (and I'm from US)

    6 8.96%
  • Ever-lyn (and I'm from US)

    10 14.93%
  • Eve-lyn (and I'm from UK)

    7 10.45%
  • Ever-lyn (and I'm from UK)

    9 13.43%
  • Eve-lyn (and I'm from Aus/NZ)

    0 0%
  • Ever-lyn (and I'm from Aus/NZ)

    4 5.97%
  • Eve-lyn (and I'm from somewhere else)

    3 4.48%
  • Ever-lyn (and I'm from somewhere else)

    3 4.48%
  • I pronounce it differently (comment how)

    25 37.31%
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  1. #1
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    How do you pronouce Evelyn?

    Just curious whether the two syllable Eve-lyn or the three syllable Ever-lyn is more common or preferred. Doubt I'd ever use it - I prefer the simple Eve and Eva - but I keep seeing it touted around a lot on here. I'm curious if it depends on where you're from as well.
    Last edited by essjay; May 10th, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

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  2. #3
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    the way I pronounce it is like ehv-uh-lyn no 'er' sound but still three syllables
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  3. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by alexa400 View Post
    the way I pronounce it is like ehv-uh-lyn no 'er' sound but still three syllables
    Yes, exactly.
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    I've never heard it pronounced Eve-lynn or Ever-lynn before. I've always heard it and said it Eh-vah-lyn. Three syllables, but no R sound. Since your poll included where you're from, I am from the US - New England.
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    I have never heard it pronounced either eve-lyn or ever-lyn. I pronounce it ev-uh-lyn. And I'm from the US.
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