The word “peculiar” in Frances Burney’s novel Evelina appears three times in reference to Evelina’s situation and Evelina herself. Evelina is an abandoned and a displaced daughter. She is forbidden to claim herself as the legal daughter of Sir Belmont. Moreover, Evelina is displaced by a woman misunderstood as the biological daughter of Sir Belmont. In this paper, aside from these textual explanations of her peculiar situation, I would like to view her situation through the lens of Lacan’s theory of language; Evelina is neither named nor fathered, if I may borrow Lacan’s theory of language. For Lacan, the subject enters ‘the symbolic’ by accepting the Law of the Father or the Name of the Father represented as language. Therefore, as soon as the subject obeys the Law of the Father, it is named, fathered, and, in turn, regarded as the subject of ‘the symbolic.’ In this respect, Evelina’s namelessness means that she is not appropriately placed as the subject, and, as a result, she is subjected to assault. Thus, Evelina both as a woman and a misplaced subject suffers more bitterly than other female characters in this novel. She has no way to protect herself other than to get married so that she can be a named figure, which eventually fails because she has not been legally proved to be Sir John Belmont’s daughter.