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November 7th, 2012 07:58 PM #1
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.olivia, nineteen, filmmaker & future mama / i live in england with a fluffy black cat, shura! much love and i are waiting for you;
Emmett Oberon / Wilfred Leander / Wilbur Jack / Alec Emmanuel
Pehr Nicholas / Cedric Dylan / Virgil Ossian / Robin Ingmar
Rosemary Beatrix ''Rosabee''
Rosemary Oona / Annabel Briar / Sibyl Damaris / Alba Madeline
Iseabail Honey / Fenella Thomasin / Jemima Eilidh / Raphaela Maude
*favourites rotate often; see my extensive lists here.
November 7th, 2012 08:11 PM #3James ~ Ariston
Aurelia ~ Sidra ~ Elizabeth ~ Gia ~ Julia
The others I hold close.... Quade ~ William (Liam) ~ Dresden ~ Giordana ~ Lydiana ~ Laurenza ~ Vivara ~ Fonya ~ Sagelle
November 7th, 2012 08:17 PM #5Senior Member
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November 7th, 2012 08:29 PM #7
Yeah, to me Evangeline does ring very Christian which actually adds to the appeal for me, but I could see how for you it would be a bit of an issue. I feel like most people are aware of terms like televangelist and evangelicals (at least in the US) so I feel like it's similar to naming your son Christian, y'know?I have completely random and eclectic taste in everything, including names.
November 7th, 2012 08:29 PM #9