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    Evelyn pronunciation?

    Is it eev-lyn or ev-lyn? I guess it could be said both ways but which is more commonly used?

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    I've always pronounced it Eve-lyn. I've never heard it pronounce Evv-lyn.
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    I say EHV-uh-lyn (three distinct syllables). The only Evelyn I know (she's 20) pronounces it like this too.
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    "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 03:27 PM.
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    I've only heard it pronounced as Ehv-uh-lyn.
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