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Honest opinions please - girls names

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fairyfeatures Fri 13-Nov-15 14:15:27


Pronounced nev-ay-uh

Thank you! smile

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 13-Nov-15 14:21:42

Not for me, thanks.
Just not my thing.

Also the reverse of heaven is hell !

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Fri 13-Nov-15 14:22:50

Awful. Godawful.

And rather passé now too.

Sunshine511 Fri 13-Nov-15 14:23:15

I'm not a huge fan but you'll never please everyone with a baby name. If you love it, go for it smile

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 13-Nov-15 14:27:11

I wouldn't. Nevaeh has almost become a byword for 'wacky and tacky name'. People make jokes about it the way they did about Chardonnay ten years ago.

What other names do you like?

MrsBalustradeLanyard Fri 13-Nov-15 14:27:09

Well, it wouldn't be pronounced Ne-vay-uh with that spelling though. It would be pronounced Nev-a-ay, surely? It's daft. Sorry.

Salene Fri 13-Nov-15 14:32:22

Eekk no sorry it's not nice , but then I just like normal run of the mill names

I called my 1 year old son Robert , so for me I just like your more normal names

IoraRua Fri 13-Nov-15 17:17:55

No. As Mitzy said, it's a joke name these days. Please do not do that to your child.

manicinsomniac Fri 13-Nov-15 20:08:34

I'm not keen. I think it has a pleasant sound but I don't like the way it looks written down. Which I suppose is a silly reason when I otherwise think it's pretty but there you go.

hawkmcqueen Fri 13-Nov-15 20:33:15


Llouh Fri 13-Nov-15 20:50:36

Noo. Sounds too much like Nivea and I'd have no idea how to say it if you hadn't spelt it out.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Fri 13-Nov-15 20:51:41


LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Fri 13-Nov-15 20:52:56

Awful. Sorry

Making up a name by spelling a nice word backwards is really tacky.

BikeRunSki Fri 13-Nov-15 20:56:31

No, for all the read is given.

Niamh/Nieve/Neve/Neave is nice though. I know girls of each spelling.

Winterqueen Fri 13-Nov-15 20:56:58

No don't do it! This name is considered the ultimate low class tacky name. Honestly move on, how about Neve ?

BuckMulligan Fri 13-Nov-15 21:11:23

As others have said, it's now a joke name, one step up from the probable urban myth La--a. To the extent that when I recently met an actual Nevaeh, I was gobsmacked.

SummerMonths Sat 14-Nov-15 08:35:24

As others have said, it's the quintessential tacky name of this decade. People use it to illustrate all that's wrong with baby naming. Plus the spelling makes it hard to pronounce and it sounds like a heap face cream.

If you want a name associated with heaven why not look at one that means heavenly?

okpa11 Sat 14-Nov-15 12:14:39

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No - but Niamh is lovely.

SplatterMustard Sat 14-Nov-15 17:35:33

Just don't do it.

fairyfeatures Mon 16-Nov-15 11:32:46

Well aren't you a harsh bunch!! But there we go, I had never heard it before so has no connotations to me!

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Nov-15 11:34:42

Do you still like the name or have the comments put you off?

SiegeofEnnis Mon 16-Nov-15 12:02:06

So you had never come across the name's whole dubious history as someone's brilliant idea a few years back to spell Heaven backward and thereby give their offspring a Yooneek name, OP?

I tended to think it was a bit of an urban myth until I met my first Nevaeh a couple of months ago, in reception at the local school - the only reason I knew the child's name was that a friend, whose daughter had just started reception and had a September birthday, wanted to invite her to the party on her DD's say-so, but neither her daughter nor any of the other reception parents was entirely sure how to pronounce or spell it.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Nov-15 12:03:34

Apparently it was the 114th most popular girls name in the UK last year. So a fair few of them out there!

Babbafish Mon 16-Nov-15 12:06:10

It's just vile!!!!!

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