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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. #26
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    I voted other, but if ever-lyn was the American alternative for evvah-lyn, then that should have gotten my vote. I, too, prefer Eva and Eve, but Evelyn is very pretty! I like EVV-lyn, too, as an alternative to ev-ah-lyn--it sort of reminds me of the Welsh Eflyn.

  2. #28
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    I'm from the US and I pronounce it Ev-uh-lyn but when I was in Mexico I knew a girl named Evelyn and it was pronounced Eh-vah-leen (soft on the v, almost a b sound).

    It's a beautiful name. I've loved it since the movie Pearl Harbor.

  3. #30
    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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  4. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by catloverd View Post
    uh, none of the above, I'm from the U.S. and every single Evelyn I've met says it like Ev-uh-lyn, maybe when said really fast it sounds like Ev-lynn,...
    YES! When I say it slowly, it's technically ev-uh-lyn but when I actually speak it, it ends up being Ev-lynn.


    Ever-lyn is ev-er-lynn to me so that's wrong.
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    I'm from the US and pronounce it ehv-ah-lin.
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