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I really love the name.

Answered 2 years ago

"ever"
But there is no other way to spell it or she will be called "Eva".
Is ever ridiculous? My husband isn't a fan. But I've loved it since gossip girl ๐Ÿ˜‚


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2 years ago
These name games drive me nuts. Why do people give their kids names that have to be spelt out or pronunciation corrected each time. The one name I'll never understand is Siobhan. It's such a pretty name but How do you get shivvon from that?

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2 years ago
Totally agree!!!!!

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2 years ago
Every time I hear or see Siobhan now I think of the Kath and Kim episode of Kath trying to pronounce it to the waitress ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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2 years ago
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Me too

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2 years ago
Siobhan is of Gaelic origin. Gaelic pronunciation is nothing like English.

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2 years ago
^Do you know how to pronounce it? It's a beautiful name

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2 years ago
I do know how to pronounce it and yes, it is beautiful.

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2 months ago
Can you remember which episode that was?

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2 years ago
I think you have to choose another name because people will call her Eva and you will hate having to constantly correct them. I called my daughter Madeleine and she is ALWAYS being called Madeline. I hate the name Madeline. She got so sick of being called the wrong name that she now goes by Maddie and I never wanted her called that. I love the name Madeleine so much. Drives me insane.

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2 years ago
How do you pronounce them differently? I would have pronounced both mad-eh-lynne?? Or is one meant to be mad-eh-line like that 90s orphan kids show

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2 years ago
Why not spell it Aibha or Eibha (pronounced Ever) and tell people it's an old Irish name? What are they gonna do, argue about it? There are actual Irish names spelt similarly, but pronounced differently, so it's entirely up to your discretion how you pronounce it.

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2 years ago
Thanks for your input but not for me. My cousin's Child is Aoife. And I hate it.

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2 years ago
I would feel sorry for the kids with these names, forever telling people how to pronounce and spell their names.

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2 years ago
Wanted to add I can see the beauty in old Irish names, but can see the practicality getting annoying.

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2 years ago
Gah! Those names!! While theyโ€™re beautiful and all... I never know how theyโ€™re supposed to be pronounced!! Someone I work with has given her kids those names and I feel sorry for them. Theyโ€™ll be forever correcting or explaining pronunciation

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2 years ago
Iโ€™m niamh, my brothers are jack, eion, Sean and Conor.
My name has never bothered me, and I love itโ€™s uniqueness and the spelling.
Wouldnโ€™t ever change my name. And my brothers like their names too.

I think people place too much value on others opinions so they assume their children will too. Instead have faith your child will be strong enough of character and identity to love everything about them selfโ€™s, and if not teach it to them.

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2 years ago
^can i ask how you pronounce your name? ๐Ÿ’•

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2 years ago
Fair enough OP. Good luck in your quest to find a compromise with your husband ๐Ÿ™‚
I have lots of old Gaelic names in my friend circle, and they just seem normal to me now. Like Aoife makes perfect sense to me. But, that's my personal experience. My daughters name is Niamh (pronounced Neeve) and we only had problems with people misunderstanding it when she was first born. It didn't bother us. But again, everyone's experience will differ.

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2 years ago
Neve is the America version.
So itโ€™s nee-v
My brother ioen is Owen.

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2 years ago
For my daughter we stayed with our Irish heritage and named her caoimhe, no one has a clue how to pronounce it but then again, only teachers see her name before meeting her and itโ€™s quickly figured out.

(Her name is pronounced kee-va) and I get so many comments on how beautiful her name is.

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2 years ago
Eyva. Eyvah. Eyve

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2 years ago
The second two look like eva and eve

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2 years ago
Canโ€™t you spell it Evva. I would pronounce that the same way as ever.

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2 years ago
Yeah but then it looks ridiculous. Like people who spell Hunter- huntah.

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2 years ago
Well then you have answered youโ€™re own question?!

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2 years ago
Yep you're right! This is what I needed I think.

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2 years ago
I like evva. Can see it clearly is said the same as ever. I personally wouldnโ€™t go with ever as the spelling if you did choose this name

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2 years ago
Evver

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2 years ago
Everly?

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2 years ago
Choose a name you both like. Ever & Eva both pronounced differently. I think itโ€™s nice ๐Ÿ˜Š

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2 years ago
Sorry hun i dont think you have many options. If you spell it Eva then people that know you, will soon know how to pronounce it. As for anyone else, just correct them. No advice about hubbys opinion though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜

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2 years ago
Evah?

Have to agree with your husband

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2 years ago
To me that still says Eva. It's impossible I reckon haha