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    Anglicizing Aibhlinn

    According to babynamesofireland.com, this name is pronounced "ave-leen", yet the anglicized versions listed are Eveleen, Eveline, and Evelyn. Does anyone know if Aveline is ever used as the English spelling of this name? It seem much closer to me than Evelyn.
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    If you like the pronunciation of Aveline, it's a great name, but is not from Aibhlinn. However, sometimes Anglicized versions don't match up perfectly. Like Seisyllt out of Cecil, if I remember correctly.
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    I like Aveline! Very pretty. You'll get more correct pronunciations this way.
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    According to Nameberry, Evelyn is the English version of the French Aveline, so they're all interconnected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dovah View Post
    According to Nameberry, Evelyn is the English version of the French Aveline, so they're all interconnected.
    This was my understanding, too.

    Another question: Would the pronunciation be more apparent if it were spelled Aveleen (since the -line ending is sometimes pronounced "line", "lyn", or "leen")? I was thinking it might appear more Irish that way as well, since everyone is familiar with the -een ending on Irish names like Maureen, Kathleen, Colleen, Eileen. I'm just worried it seems made up.
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