Evan for a girl... ?

What do you think about [name]Evan[/name] for a girl? Any ideas on a middle name? I like [name]Evan[/name] [name]Sophia[/name], but last name starts with S. Thanks for any comments/suggestions!

I’m undecided on [name]Evan[/name]. [name]Evans[/name] is a family name on my in-laws side, and I was considering [name]Evans[/name], nn [name]Evie[/name], for a girl paired with a very traditional feminine middle, like [name]Catherine[/name] or [name]Elizabeth[/name]. But then my [name]SIL[/name] had a baby girl and named her [name]Eva[/name], so it’s probably off my list.

That being said, unless it’s a family name or has significant meaning for you, I’d consider [name]Evelyn[/name] or another E name instead of [name]Evan[/name]. My personal preference is to leave the boys’ names to the boys.

There was a little girl in my class named Evynne and I absolutely loved her. She was the sweetest little blond-haired, blue-eyed girl I had ever had! :smiley:

I think [name]Evan[/name] could cross over easily. There’s [name]Evan[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Wood[/name]!

I kind of also like the idea of [name]Evans[/name]. Adds a little something to the name to make it not be obvious. I knew a girl in college named Peters, I thought that was so cool.

I like [name]Evan[/name] for a girl. I’ve know two girls named [name]Evan[/name], both are in their 20’s now, and they both wore it well.

For middle names, I would go with something classic and feminine. I like the idea of [name]Sophia[/name] and depending on your last name, I think it could work. Its not like [name]Sophia[/name] ends in an “s”.

[name]Evan[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Evan[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Evan[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]

Sorry, but I really don’t like [name]Evan[/name] for a girl. Especially since there are so many great Ev- names for girls already ([name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Evangeline[/name], etc.). All the [name]Evans[/name] I know are male so I just can’t see it as anything but a boy’s name.

I don’t understand this one at all, though I know lots of people are turning to it. [name]Evan[/name] seems so masculine to me, almost macho. I’m dubious about the whole girls-with-boys names trend anyway, for feminist reasons (I don’t like the typically stated defence of giving girls “strong” names because I don’t like that traditional girls names are automatically seen as weak), but [name]Evan[/name] is currently so popular for boys that if I were a girl named [name]Evan[/name], I’d feel a bit sad that I didn’t have the option of being girly. Personally I’d use a feminine name ([name]Evelina[/name] being my favourite at the moment, but there are lots of great options) and relegate [name]Evan[/name] to a nickname status (if anything) – at least then the kid has choices.

I don’t like [name]Evan[/name] for a girl even though it isn’t unheard of on girls. I went to highschool with an [name]Evan[/name].
I’d like to note that [name]Evan[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Wood[/name] uses her middle name only because she wanted to avoid gender confusion with potential casting in her early career.

To me, a name is a name…I don’t think names necessarily have genders.

I think [name]Evan[/name] is a pretty girls name (I like it on boys, too). I’ve always liked [name]Evan[/name] as a nickname for [name]Evelyn[/name]. Good luck! :slight_smile:

I don’t like unisex names. I prefer [name]Eve[/name]. :slight_smile: