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November 7th, 2012 06:58 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 - eighteen (finally!), england but sometimes canada. i like names, film & philosophy, and i'm desperately maternal.
''BOYS R SENSITIVE'' ○ ''GIRLS R SRTONG'';Rufus ○ Wilfred ''Wilf'' ○ Emmett ○ Hugh ○ Edgar ○ Crispin ○ William
Rosemary ''Romy'' ○ Annabel ○ Maude ○ Sibyl ''Billie'' ○ Oona ○ Mavis ○ Fenella ''Nell''
[other beloved / honour names, perhaps middles; Baez, Nicholas, George, Alec, Cathal, Margaret, Briar, Amelia, Beatrix, Agnes, Nancy & Lettice]
November 7th, 2012 07:11 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 07:17 PM #5Senior Member
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November 7th, 2012 07:29 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 07:29 PM #9