Evangeline or Genevieve

See the results of this poll: Evangeline or Genevieve

Respondents: 78 (This poll is closed)

  • Evangeline : 36 (46%)
  • Genevieve: 42 (54%)

I really like both names. I also like the nickname [name]Evie[/name] and I believe either name could have this nn. I picked [name]Genevieve[/name].

I have an aunt named [name]Evangeline[/name], but I like [name]Genevieve[/name] better.

Ohhh, so hard! I, too, love [name]Evie[/name] as a nn for both. I voted for [name]Evangeline[/name] but if I had to choose between these two for a FN, I’d probably use [name]Genevieve[/name]… [name]Evangeline[/name] seems a bit over-the-top as a FN to me, but I do like her slightly more. ([name]Evangeline[/name] is a MN on my own list.)

Good luck!

I am so surprised. I ended up getting rid of [name]Genevieve[/name] just because the number of possible NN’s compared to that of [name]Evangeline[/name] isn’t that many. I like [name]Evie[/name] as a NN but I also like that I can go with [name]Eva[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Ann[/name], [name]Angel[/name], [name]Angie[/name] and [name]Eve[/name]. I can’t really do that with [name]Genevieve[/name]. And I don’t like [name]Gen[/name] as a NN. That was really the deciding factor.

I love [name]Evangeline[/name]. [name]Just[/name] so pretty!

I love both but I have to go with [name]Evangeline[/name]!

I really like both names.

[name]Evangeline[/name]! I also like the alternative [name]Evangelina[/name]. Nickname of course [name]Evie[/name] but my husbands grandmother’s name is [name]Evangeline[/name] and she goes by [name]Vangie[/name]. Another nickname i have heard and loved is Jelly. I currently wotk with a woman named [name]Genovive[/name] and she goes by [name]Gen[/name] and genny… for the longest time I assumed her name was [name]Jennifer[/name]. [name]Evangeline[/name] is [name]IMO[/name] more beautiful

I voted for [name]Genevieve[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are on my list, so I obviously love them. [name]Genevieve[/name] just seems a tad more accessible to me. I also adore [name]Ginny[/name], [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Eve[/name], and [name]Evie[/name] as nicknames for it.

I love [name]Evangeline[/name] (it’s on my dream list), and I don’t really care for [name]Genevieve[/name]. I’m not sure why, and meeting an adorable little girl named [name]Genevieve[/name] would probably sell me on the name, but I had to vote for [name]Evangeline[/name]. It’s so pretty.

I voted for [name]Genevieve[/name] because its currently my fave, but I do like both. However, [name]Evangeline[/name] always reminds me of “Evangelical” which is just not a great connection for me, and I agree with others that [name]Genevieve[/name] is slightly more accessible.

I like [name]Evangeline[/name] more then [name]Genevieve[/name] purely because [name]Genevieve[/name] is so much harder to spell and I can’t imagine the agony of teaching my 3-4 year old how to spell/write it! lol.

[name]Genevieve[/name]. I prefer another ‘angel’ names rather than [name]Evangeline[/name].

(nn: My great-aunt [name]Genevieve[/name] always went by “Aunt [name]Viva[/name]”!)

A definite “Pro-” for [name]Evangeline[/name] is that “Ev-” names are in, but [name]Evangeline[/name] is classic, not trendy.
I love [name]Evangeline[/name], but…
…do you want to name your daughter after a tragic figure ([name]Evangeline[/name]'s story is very sad) or a saint who saved [name]Paris[/name] from a barbarian invasion?
[name]Both[/name] are very pretty names, but I personally always get hung up on name origins, so my choice would have to be [name]Genevieve[/name].