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I think this sounds too much like a nickname to be used as a given name. Maybe use it as a nickname for Eve or Eva.
Luvbug86  6/8/2018
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My name is Evie and I love it. I think it is super cute and trendy and is much better than being called a longer name. I am 14 and the name Evie is widely popular in my generation. There are 3 Evie’s just in my grade and I know much more. So, if you are applying for any serious job then the name Evie will just not dictate if you get it or not.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2018
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That's my name and I love it.
Sandbb  3/6/2018
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My name is Evie (Ev eee). I was given this name to honor my Grandmother who passed away several months before my birth. Granted, I have consistently had to correct the way people pronounce my name over these 59 years... but I love my name more each day as I grow older. My name is as unique as I am, and it has not hindered me from doing anything I want to do in life... in fact, quite the opposite. People remember me many times because of my name. Today I learned that a little baby girl of a dear family I know entered this world and was given my name... her full name is Evie Grace. She was given this name in honor of a man this family loved who also happened to love me! What a wonderful compliment and I hope little Miss Evie Grace will wear her name with all the pride and honor that I have and that someday she finds that special love of her life also!
― Anonymous User  2/3/2018
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I love this name and think it's really sweet for a young girl (but fine for older children and women as well). I prefer it as a nickname, and plan on using it if I have a daughter (I will use the full name Genevieve). Eve is also a lovely nickname as they get older. I much prefer Eve and Evie to Eva. I also like the name Evelyn (pronounced EVE-lyn, not Ever-lyn).
KTAus  1/26/2018
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I love the name Evie pronounced either way (EH-VEE/EE-VEE). Perfect nickname for Evelyn.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
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My best friend is Evie. She's not called Evelyn just Evie. It's pronounced E-V-EE it's cute but short. It's good for a middle name I think. The meaning is lively and loving.
Charleyboobear  1/22/2017
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My name is Evie (short for Evelyn), and I don't understand the hate for "Evie" as a nickname. I don't think it sounds unprofessional, or whatever the other arguments are.

I don't like being called Evelyn. It makes me feel like an old lady or something. I'm only 22. I would much prefer anyone call me Evie over Evelyn.
kibapuppypaws  10/4/2016
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I like this name a lot. My name was originally going to be Evie Sienna, which is nice. I used to love the name Evie but someone I know named this has ruined the name for me. But I think Evie is still a great name.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2016
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Aw, disappointed people think Evelyn, Genevieve and Evangeline are ugly. I think all 3 are gorgeous! But I do think Evie can stand on its own. We thought about it but decided we preferred a longer name but also liked the nickname. But I don't like that Evie is a letter off from evil. :( Otherwise Evie is really cute.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2015
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No one is going to care about what is in a name, quite honestly. Evie, or Evangeline (my daughter's nickname and full name, btw) it doesn't matter. If you name your child "Honeydew" or "Moon Flower", then you're giving them a lot of heartache.

As for the rest of you, find a hobby.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2015
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I was named Evelyn in 1969 after my mum's best friend, but I was always called Evie (EV-ee, not Ee-vee) just as mother's friend had been called.
Over the years, it was easier to go by Evelyn because it was my legal name on so many documents, however I much prefer Evie. Most people call me Ev anyway--and that was true whether I was Evie or Evelyn.
I still prefer Evie, although I think both are nice names. Evelyn is a great middle name, too.
evie_mabel  10/4/2014
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My legal name is Eve, but I go by Evie (that's what my mom intended for me). It's great, I get complimented on it daily. My friends with more normal names don't get this kind of reaction. And I'm a classical musician; sure I'm not a doctor, but I do have a masters degree. Does that count as a professional? In those contexts, teachers and employers meet me as Eve, and eventually hear someone call me Evie, and eventually everyone calls me that.
And to the one response about "Evil Evie," yes, I was called that as a kid, and all my friends joked I would marry a boy named Adam in our class. But my friends were called "stupid Sara" and "loser Lea," so I feel like every kid can have some horrible rhyme that fits with their name.
Eves49  9/11/2014
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I agree with those who think this name stands on its own. It seems stupid to say that it couldn't be a good name because it's commonly used as a nickname. Many now "proper" names are diminutives of longer ones, and I'm not just talking about Johnny, Jack (James or john), Bella, Kate, Bess (Elizabeth), Peggy (Margaret), Alex (Alexander) and the like.

Second, to argue that the name will keep your daughter struggling to make it in the corporate or professional world is silly. Who calls a doctor, professor, or lawyer by their first name regularly? If your Evie achieves any professional degree, she'll be Dr. Or Prof. Smith, or counselor Smith to most. Having what some consider a pet name is not a hinderance in the professional world. My gynecologist regularly goes by her nickname professionally, "Cricket" -- I kid you not. She's completely professional and well respected, and the name looks fine on her name plate. Dougie Howser, M.D. Anyone? I think there's more than a tinge of sexism here (yes, especially from the women who are advising against this name for this reason). A "classic" name or a "serious" name is the only name for a female doctor or lawyer? Please. It's alright to have dr. Tom Jones or dr. Pete Townsend, but not dr. Lizzie Bennet? No, to be taken seriously she needs to be dr. Hermione granger. That's as classical as they come. As the poster said above, get with the times. Quit it with the backwards sexism.
Opinionated  6/26/2014
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I for one, love the name Evie and think that it is a great nickname or full name. I have 2 daughters called Evie and Hazel and everyone comments on how lovely their names are.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2014
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There are a lot of comments here saying it should only be a nickname for say, Evelyn, Genevieve or Evangeline. Problem is, I think Evie is a lovely name but I think those three longer names are ugly. I'm not going to give my kid a long name I hate just so I can call her the nickname I really wanted.

For those saying her name will hinder her if she ever tries to get a corporate job... firstly, I disagree. Doctor Evie Jones (or whatever surname) sounds fine to me. Secondly, this is the 21st century. Employers care more about job knowledge, work ethic, people skills, intelligence, a hundred things over "name". If someone decided not to hire my daughter because of her name, then that says a lot about them and it might not be the best place to work!
eviefan  6/7/2014
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I think Evie is one of the cutest names out there. Can't say anything bad about it.
Alexanna  5/16/2014
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For reasons I don't understand, this name has become rather trendy among characters in young adult books, both published and aspiring to be published. I've also heard it on a fair number of movie and tv characters lately. It's kind of cute as a nickname, but not something I'd want to go by past elementary school.
Anyechka  6/12/2013
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Evie Hudek is a US senator from the state of Colorado.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2013
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Sort of confused as to why this is so popular... It's not a real name, it's a nickname. It's like naming your kid Johnny or mike. However, this is a super cute nickname for two beautiful names, Evelyn and Genevieve. It makes more sense to give your daughter one of those names and just call her Evie as a nickname, but that's just me.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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I have a younger sister named Genevieve and we all call her Evie. I think it is a great, versatile name but it is probably better to have a full name instead of just Evie. My sister likes her name a lot.
I think you can easily a be doctor or lawyer and go by 'Evie'. I picture an intelligent woman when trying to see it on an adult.
clouds  12/31/2011
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To those claiming that Evie is childish, immature or can't be taken seriously, how about some perspective? Dr. Evie or Dr. Neveah. Dr. Evie or Dr. Kaecee. Evie's starting to look better, no? Also keep in mind that Evie is a diminutive, therefore it's perfectly acceptable for it to sound less than professional. Nicknames aren't meant to kick off Very Serious Careers. Yes, some people *do* use it as a full name instead of a nickname but really, there are much worse things to be called.

As for the whole "it only works on little girls!" argument, is it *really* that difficult to imagine say, a grandma called Evie? Grandma Evie. Sounds alright to me.
a short fazed hovel  11/7/2011
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I love the name Evie. I think it's very cute; although as already said, if this "Evie" wanted to enter the business department, she would struggle because of her name.
hollie2305  9/29/2011
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Evil Evie! It is a nickname of a girl from school that was horrid and it has stuck in my mind. Do not like the name. Sounds babyish too. Sorry!
― Anonymous User  9/3/2011
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As it says on the name's homepage... "Evie" is a diminutive, a nickname. It certainly is cute for a young girl, but if that girl would ever like to be a woman in the business world: "Evie" will be a tough full name to pass. It will likely prevent a career from taking off quickly... Would you like to handicap your child? "Evelyn," "Evangeline," or even "Eve" (as much as I hate it) are suitable, acceptable names.
Evie Jacobson, a lawyer? A doctor? Oh, cringe, no. Evangeline Jacobson? Evelyn Jacobson? Yes, please. Very classically gorgeous.

You must give your children names that will aid them, highest of all... But you must also give them names that they can grow into and be the adults of their destiny-- names that they will thank you for.
Francesca  5/2/2011
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"Evie" is an Australian rock song released as a single in 1974 by Australian music legend and former frontman of The Easybeats, Stevie Wright. It was written by Harry Vanda and George Young. It is reportedly the only 11-minute song to chart at #1 anywhere in the world.

It features 3 parts (Parts I, II and III) and some critics consider it as one of the most perfect rock n' roll songs ever, encapsulating the three basic themes of all love songs (I) Baby it'll be great once we're together ("Let Your Hair Hang Down"), (II) Baby, it's so great now that we're together ("Oh Evie... I'm nothing without you"), (III) Baby, it's so bad since you left me ("I'm Losing You"). However, the loss in this case is more tragic than the usual "boy loses girl" scenario - it describes the singer's emotions following Evie's death in childbirth.

It goes for eleven minutes in total. Part One by itself proved a big hit when it was released. Supergroup The Wrights have done a cover version of the song.

It is the world's longest number 1 song in any chart in any developed country.
keepitreal  1/25/2011
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So cute, I would call my child Evie.
Chloe98  11/13/2010
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I think it sounds too childish and twee for a full name. I like it as a nickname for Evangeline, Evangelina and Evelyn.
Beautiful Victory  1/2/2010
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It is a classical name that never gets too old.
fantasy  11/28/2009
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Gorgeous! I have a daughter named Evie and absolutely love it.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2009
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I think it's sweet, and it would be a nice nickname for Ever.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2009
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Evie is the name of Niki Reed's character in the movie Thirteen.
English26  11/5/2008
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This is a childish nickname. As a given name it sounds even worse.
bananarama  8/6/2008
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My name is Evie & I love it! I disagree with the comment about not being able to take the name 'Evie' seriously because of a Pokémon. I grew up in the 90's and most of my friends thought it was insanely cool to have the same name as a Eevee (albeit being spelt differently). Most of them have forgotten about it now though, and I seriously doubt that in 30 years I'll be getting 'Evie? Like the Pokémon?'.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2008
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Cute, but I prefer Ava and Eva.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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Horrid. Why not Eva or Ava? Evie sounds trashy and childish.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
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Evie let your hair hang down (lyrics).
― Anonymous User  9/7/2007
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In the comic "V for Vendetta" Evie was the young heroine assisting V.
So Be It  6/29/2007
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The actress Evangeline Lilly (Kate on Lost) goes by Evie as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2007
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Eevee (pronounced the same way) was also the name for a type of brown Pokemon that looked like a fox. While Eevee was cute, no one who grew up in the nineties will be able to take someone named Evie seriously.
kexorz  6/12/2007
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I think it would be nice for a girl, but maybe a bit hard to work with if she tried to enter any corporation type job.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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I think this name is really cute.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
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Evie is such a cute name. It makes me think of an adorable little girl, and a lovely young woman.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
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Natalie Portman played the character of Evie in the movie 'V for Vendetta'.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
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Wasn't there a song called Evie?
― Anonymous User  7/17/2006
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Evie (Evelyn) O'Connell from the Mummy and the Mummy Returns who is played by Rachel Weiz.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2006
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My daughter is called Evie and I love it. It's a nice way to be a modern tribute to my nan who was Evelyn, without using the whole name, although this wasn't in mind when choosing the name, I actually heard it for the first time on The Mummy & Mummy returns, good job I wasn't watching Shrek!
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
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On the TV show The House of Eliott Evie was used as short for Evangeline.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
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I like this as a nickname for Evelyn or Genevieve.
mum2bubba  10/24/2005
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Evie can also be pronounced EV-ee, especially when it's used as a nickname for Evelyn.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2005

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