Originally Posted by Mama2Kayla
Our 3rd childs name isn't on the list (Evelyn), but almost everyone we meet has no problem telling us it's a strange choice.
Now that she's here, most of the comments have stopped, but when I was pregnant it was bad.
Honestly, I dont' get how someone can be that rude!
Evelyn has really gained a lot of favor in recent years. I think most people are coming around to finding it cute. During pregnancy, people seem less reserved in giving their opinions probably because they feel they may still influence your choice, and that this isn't actually a real person's name yet.
I have an Eve and was aware that it was considered a "strange" choice to some. Lots of people thought it wasn't fitting for a little girl, but they didn't have my feeling and connections to the name. Now that she's a real person (ha), most people think she seems like an Eve and they enjoy seeing it on a little girl... it's refreshing. Although I get misunderstood often! One time a guy I'd just met asked her name. When I told him, he said, "HEAVE? That's different..." Um, yeah. It's not heave. That would certainly be interesting.
Yeah, people can be pretty rude. Even if I hate someone's choice for their child's name (unborn or not), I can't say anything to them unless we are really close, and even then I try to be much more delicate with my opinion.
Anyway, in pregnancy, I tend to not tell people the names at all. :)