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nevaeh, it's not original!

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honeybeeridiculous Fri 14-Mar-14 22:32:10

I work in a maternity hospital and enjoy looking on the baby names threads and compare with names I've heard at work need to get a life
I cannot get over the number of people who proudly announce their little ones name as nevaeh and think they are the first to think of it hmm
I of course just smile and say its lovely but FFS there are 100's of kids running around with this name, some people don't even spell it correctly!
It's not clever
Sorry, rant over, as you weregrin

usualsuspect33 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:33:19

So?

CalamitouslyWrong Fri 14-Mar-14 22:36:56

How do they pronounce it? (I've always wondered this, as I can't produce anything that sounds even vaguely nice from the letters).

ArtexMonkey Fri 14-Mar-14 22:39:19

Do you mean Niamh?

Lighthousekeeping Fri 14-Mar-14 22:39:58

I must admit I feel the same op. Who started the trend? Was it a celeb?

swooosh Fri 14-Mar-14 22:40:16

Nay-vay-uhh is the pronunciation. I'm not keen.

caramelwaffle Fri 14-Mar-14 22:41:17

N' vay yah

Or

Na vey ya

It's heaven spelled backwards.

I personally don't like it

Mintyy Fri 14-Mar-14 22:43:46

I don't like it as a name and have noticed that it's increasing in popularity.

TeWiSavesTheDay Fri 14-Mar-14 22:43:47

Nevaeh = Heaven (backwards)

I have tried, but the phonics hurt my brain. So I'm not sure how you say it.

It's not a great name, sorry parents who like it.

Mintyy Fri 14-Mar-14 22:44:37

Its pronounced Nevehya.

ArtexMonkey Fri 14-Mar-14 22:45:23

What the shit? Woah. This is a new one on me. I'm not keen. But then my dcs have 'marmite' kinda names as well.

dylsmimi Fri 14-Mar-14 22:45:34

When i was having ds a lady in the bed next to me had had a boy instead of the predicted girl who would have been called nevaeh i just thought that baby had had a lucky escape!
i think its pronounced neh veh ah.
heaven backwards hmm
i personally don't like it but agree everyone i have heard talk about it thinks they invented it!

treadheavily Fri 14-Mar-14 22:46:24

Everyone pronounces their newborn's name proudly whether or not others may approve. You're being very mean.

dylsmimi Fri 14-Mar-14 22:46:51

Massive cross post!

ScarletStar Fri 14-Mar-14 22:50:48

I just keep hearing Nivea!

usualsuspect33 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:51:34

I'm sure they will be devastated that MN doesn't like it.

Stockhausen Fri 14-Mar-14 22:55:40

Nivea?

mygrandchildrenrock Fri 14-Mar-14 22:55:42

There's a little Neveya at my school, I had no idea it could be spelt Nevaeh. She's a pretty girl and it's a pretty name.

SheherazadeSchadenfreude Fri 14-Mar-14 22:57:34

Is Nevaeh's little brother called Susej?

CalamitouslyWrong Fri 14-Mar-14 23:01:54

Looks like my guesses at the pronunciation were about right. I'm not keen. It seems odd (to me) to pick a name because of a weird backwards spelling rather than because it sounds nice.

But, then I remind myself how much DS2's name us reviled on MN are realise my opinion doesn't matter.

honeybeeridiculous Fri 14-Mar-14 23:08:52

Sorry if I sound mean, it just tickles me that they think they've invented the name! Mostly it's pronounced na vey ah
But some obviously haven't checked how to spell heaven cos they get the e and a round the wrong way grin
Not sure if it came from a celeb or not lighthouse
Spose it could be worse; lleh (hell)

JollyGolightly Fri 14-Mar-14 23:11:37

It's vile. Yanbu.

EatShitDerek Fri 14-Mar-14 23:14:29

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AdaProgrammer Fri 14-Mar-14 23:24:24

What I particularly hate about this name is the fact that is is backwards. It makes me think it has the opposite meaning, like the upside down cross in the black mass, for example. So in my head it just means the opposite of heaven.

EatShitDerek Fri 14-Mar-14 23:25:40

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