My question is: Do you know the meaning of Evuska? I was told it is basically my own name (Evelyn) in Slovak. Could you in some way verify this for me? Thank you so very much.
My Comment is: You advised a writer to you not to name her child Cherry. Respectfully, one of my sorority sisters is a Cherry and no one ever teased her about it as I was teased with Evelyn (Elephant and Eveleven). My mother had wanted to name for my father Stephan with Stephanie, but her mother talked her out of it because she thought I would be called Fanny and she totally disapproved with that name! But Stevie would have been much better in my own opinion. So, this is to say it is all in how we look at a name as to how it appears as “good” or bad”, at least in my own experience. That said, I love reading your opinions and suggestions. Heck I love the entire site you have made for all of us searching names! Thank you so much for all you do for the rest of us.
Evelyn, call me Ev but NEVER Eve!!
Dear Evelyn (Not Eve!),
Thank you for your feedback regarding the name Cherry. You are right in that any name can be teased, if someone is determined to tease! However, we wouldn’t want to start our children off with any kind of disadvantage regarding their names, and I believe Cherry would be a disadvantage in this day and age.
As for the name Evuska: It is a Slavic form of the name Eve, most likely from the region of Czechoslovakia.
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