Emmeline or Evelyn?

Emmeline Blair or Evelyn Blair? Those are the two names we have agreed on. Which do you like better? I really want to use Emmeline but I’m struggling with the spelling and how to pronounce it because I’ve seen so many different ways. I want it to be pronounced Emma-Lynn. How would you spell it? Also middle name is not set in stone so any suggestions would be great!

I like [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Blair[/name] more. [name]Emmeline[/name] is lovely too though.

[name]Emmeline[/name] for me. [name]Evelyn[/name] is not bad, but I have gotten quite tired of seeing it. [name]Emmeline[/name] is around quite a bit, but I’ve been seeing [name]Evelyn[/name] for ages.

Prefer [name]Emmeline[/name] to [name]Evelyn[/name].

[name]Evelyn[/name] is getting really popular and I think [name]Emmeline[/name] sounds refreshing to me. Plus, I do like the nickname [name]Emmy[/name].

Thanks for the input! Now how would you pronouce it? I’ve seen [name]Emma[/name]-Lean and [name]Emma[/name]-[name]Line[/name] are the more popular ways to say it. (sorry I’m horrible at trying to explain pronunciation) Is the last part of [name]Emma[/name]-[name]Line[/name] pronouced like a [name]Line[/name] like drawing a line? Or how is it pronouced?

[name]Emmeline[/name] is quite popular in my area and I have only heard the end pronounced like the word “line” (as in drawing), which renders it less attractive to my ear than [name]Evelyn[/name].

I like [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Blair[/name] quite a bit - it flows off the tongue easily. I see your predicament with [name]Emmeline[/name] - I say it with the [name]LINE[/name] ending. [name]How[/name] about [name]Emmelyn[/name], instead?

I like [name]Evelyn[/name], however it is becoming quite popular in my area. I do think [name]Emmeline[/name] is a fine name too, but I always pronounce it line. I had [name]Evangeline[/name] on my list, but I removed it because I personally didn’t want to deal with the line/leen variation. I feel like you would get both line and leen before the [name]Lynn[/name] ending that you prefer.

I much prefer [name]Emmeline[/name] to [name]Evelyn[/name], but I can’t understand how the “ine” ending can signify the “in” sound–it doesn’t make sense with [name]Madeline[/name] for me, and not for [name]Emmeline[/name], either–so [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Blair[/name] gets my vote. If you liked [name]Emma[/name]-leen, then [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Blair[/name] would for sure get my vote, though, I love [name]Emmeline[/name].

I love [name]Emmeline[/name] with a -leen ending. But unless you spell it [name]Emmalyn[/name], i don’t know if you’ll get what you want. [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Blair[/name] sounds better to me anyway.

I’m biased, but just love [name]Emmeline[/name]. My daughter is [name]Emmeline[/name] (pm Emm-uh-leen) and I get no end of positive comments here in the UK. Whilst [name]Evelyn[/name] is a lovely name it’s incredibly popular at the moment with there being hundreds of [name]Eve[/name]'s or [name]Evie[/name]'s which puts me off it. As a pp stated, how about spelling [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Emmelyn[/name], [name]Emelyn[/name] or something similar?

[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Blair[/name] all the way.
Emm-uh-leen is the pronunciation I use and I agree that with the popularity of [name]Emma[/name] and -line names there are too many spelling variations. [name]Emalyn[/name] or [name]Emelyn[/name] would be closest to what you want.