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Thread: Evelyn pronunciation?
March 25th, 2014 02:10 PM #1Senior Member
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Is it eev-lyn or ev-lyn? I guess it could be said both ways but which is more commonly used?
March 25th, 2014 02:14 PM #3
I've always pronounced it Eve-lyn. I've never heard it pronounce Evv-lyn.Name lover & Engaged to a wonderful man
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March 25th, 2014 02:15 PM #5
I say EHV-uh-lyn (three distinct syllables). The only Evelyn I know (she's 20) pronounces it like this too.Jemima
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March 25th, 2014 02:18 PM #7
"EEV-lyn" was usually how it was pronounced when males were given the name. "EV-uh-lyn" is the way I pronounce the female name (the second syllable is so faint that the name often sounds like it's just two syllables instead of three).
Last edited by mischa; March 25th, 2014 at 02:27 PM.All the best,
March 25th, 2014 02:21 PM #9
I've only heard it pronounced as Ehv-uh-lyn.Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot