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Thread: Girls name - too southern?
October 21st, 2013 03:31 PM #1Junior Member
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Girls name - too southern?
My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a girl, in December.
I love the name Evangeline, but he does not; claims it sounds way too southern. (I should mention that we are a mixed couple, so obviously things like Scarlett and Mamie, etc., are not acceptable either).
I like it for its Victorian and formal sound, and for all of the cute nicknames that are possible (Eve, Eva, etc)
Are there any names that give me that vintage and more formal feeling that also can be cute and allow her to "grow" into her name?
October 21st, 2013 03:55 PM #3Senior Member
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I dislike Evangeline a lot because I think "evangelical" when I hear the name. I don't think "southern" per se when I hear it, but I wouldn't use it.
Emmeline is a nice alternative that sounds similar and has cute nicknames.
October 21st, 2013 04:19 PM #5
I love Evangeline it's an elegant name, yes she does have a slight 'southern belle' vibe. But I love southern belle names so for me that's all part of her appeal. But if he feels it's too southern there are some great substitutes for Evangeline.
Names that have a similar style to Evangeline...
Guinevere 'Gwen, Neve, Ginny'
Annabel 'Annie, Anna, Belle'
Samantha 'Sam, Sammie'
Eleanor 'Elle, Ella, Ellie, Laney, Nora, Nelly'
Eleanora 'Ellie, Ella, Elle, Laney, Nora, Nelly'
Rebekah 'Becka, Rue, Becky'
Genevieve 'Gen, Ginny, Evie, Eve, Eva'
Catherine 'Cathy, Katie, Kate, Kat'
Elizabeth 'Lizzie, Eliza, Beth, Liz, Betsy, Betty'
Mariana 'Maria, Marie, Mari, Ana, Annie'
Rosalind 'Rosie, Rose, Rosa, Rue, Lindy'
Victoria 'Tori, Toya, Ria, Vicky, Tors'
Josephine 'Josie, Posey, Jo'
Arabella 'Ara, Belle, Bella'