We're having a girl! Now to the name!
I'm so excited to be having a girl, but I can't for the life of me pick just one name! Here is a list of a few I'm leaning towards. Please give any opinions, or impressions on each, and if you have any similar that I haven't listed I'm open!!!
Evangeline (love the nm Evie, or Eva)
Olivia (although popular, after figuring out stats, it was only really given to .89% of girls born in 2011)
An addition to my message: All of the names you've listed are gorgeous, by the way! Your baby girl would be so lucky to have such a beautiful name as any on this list :) I love Evangeline but vacillate between thinking it's too much and thinking it's perfect. I obviously love Amelia as well. Those are my top two, but the others are so pretty!
Evangeline - this is my Grandma Ruth's middle name so it has special meaning, but some days it just feels like too much to thrust upon a child. It is a heck of a name! However, it is truly beautiful and I love Evie (and Lina or Linny, I am saying it ee-VANJ-eh-leen hence Lina as LEE-nuh; Linny is more if you say it ee-VANJ-eh-lyn). Other options are Evelyn (much more popular though, and that seems to be a concern of yours; it's one of mine too!) and Genevieve or just Eve!
Amelia - I love this name a lot too! It's #3 on my list after Adelaide and Matilda :) It's so cute and fun yet still feels so respectable and poised
Olivia - I prefer Amelia and Evangeline because they feel so much more special and less overused so I would go with one of them. Amelia is rather popular, but definitely not to the same extent
Elena - this is really pretty and still feels quite rare. I like Lena (LAY-nuh/LEH-nuh, those pronunciations sound about the same to me) as nickname, or Ellie, that's cute too! Eleanor, Eleanora, or even Lenore/Lenora could be pretty too. I like Leni as a nickname (and Nora too!)
Mila - I think this could be a nickname for Amelia so I don't like it so much on it's own. Other nicknames for Amelia could be Mimi (my personal favorite), Amy (kind of dated), or Mia
Emilie - I really prefer the Emily spelling just because it seems more correct from the Emilys I know, though Emilie is kind of more French (right?) so it is very pretty. I like Amelia better though!
all of the names in your list are all good and nice name. but try to somthing that is not common or not given yet to any child.
I like all your name ideas. I assume Elena is pronounced Alayna?
Mila Christiane (Kristy Ann)
Evangeline - Really never liked it at all. Too close to Evangelist. Evie"s adorable, and so's Eva, but I'd rather Eva nickname Evie than deal with the whole name Evangeline.
Amelia - I aodre Amelia, it's so pretty! Getting popular too, but not overly so, and it's really classy and lovely.
Olivia - Never been my favorite, especially because of the popularity, but it's quite classy, and it's popular for a reason - it's pretty.
Elena - I'd prefer Helena or Elaine over Elena, it just looks incomplete. Pretty, though, and Lena's a lovely nickname.
Mila - Kinda cute, I don't really see it aging too well, though. But Mia's similar and popular, and that seems to be going over well, so I guess it would work out as well.
Emilie - I prefer Emily, but either's quite pretty. Rather common when and where I was growing up, so I think of it as being more popular than it is...
Evangeline- I don't like this name at all! Sorry, but I do like Ava a lot!
Amelia- I prefer Emilia,I love the name Emilia it's a favorite.
Olivia- one of my favorite names as well!
Elena- don't like Elena but Elle or Ella are cute!
Mila- love thi!
Emilie- prefer Emily spelling. Emmaline is also a great name imo!
So my favorites including the ones I said are Ava, Emilia, Olivia, Elle, Mila, and Emmaline.
Evangeline- I do love the nickname Evie! :) pretty name too!
Amelia- Love, it was a contender for my girls
Olivia- it's the most popular where I live (UK), it's also my name. Growing up I hated it (because back in the 80s-90s I never knew any others) but I've grown to love it!
Mila- lovely, not my favourite but still pretty
Emilie- also was a contender for my girls. Love it!
Gorgeous names!And you're right, even the most popular names are still only given to a tiny percentage of all babies born so I wouldn't let that stop you if it's a name you love.
Elena is my favorite of your choices, followed closely by Evangeline. I also love Eva as a name on its own.
I really love Evangeline, Olivia, and Emilie! Have you considered Emilia? I think you could use the nn Mila for it, and it sort of combines Amelia and Emilie. It would combine three of your favorites! :)
My favorite is Olivia, though--I know it's so popular, but it's popular for a reason, I absolutely love it. I love its Shakespearean references, and the peaceful undertones (a la the olive branch). It's just great, imo.