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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. #6
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    Yeah, I meant as in the word 'ever' - to me, ev-uh-lyn and ever-lyn would be said virtually identically. Guessing there's no way to change the poll words now people have voted on it though. Eva is 'ee-vuh' to me, while the word 'ever' would be 'ev-uh'. Phonetics sucks at times, eh?

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  2. #8
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    I've been on forums long enough to know that usually when people are describing the "uh" sound as "er" they're usually from the UK.

    And I'm assuming "eve-lyn" is how they say it in Downtown Abbey when discussing Evelyn Napier.

    I like "ev-uh-lyn" for a girl and "eve-lyn" for a boy.
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  3. #10
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    Darn accents ruin everything. Americans say the "r" in "ever" very clearly and most other accents don't, so I think that's why it's confusing. But anyway, eh-va-lyn for me, so I guess it counts as ever-lyn, and US.
    I've heard of Eve-lyn but I've never heard it used.

  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy451 View Post
    Darn accents ruin everything. Americans say the "r" in "ever" very clearly and most other accents don't, so I think that's why it's confusing. But anyway, eh-va-lyn for me, so I guess it counts as ever-lyn, and US.
    I've heard of Eve-lyn but I've never heard it used.
    I wouldn't say ruin , but yes, pretty much. Most American English speakers would pronounce the r in "ever" very clearly. I live in that "Boston" accent area where evidently Rs are optional. It drives me batty. Evelyn would be eh-vah-lyn, but very different than "ever" if that makes sense.
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  5. #14
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    I voted for eve-lyn (US) but now that I read the comments I should have voted for "ever-lyn" — I was thrown off by the R sound but it makes sense in the UK/Aus the R isn't pronounced!

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