How do you feel about the name Nevaeh???

Merry - posted on 08/03/2010 ( 73 moms have responded )

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I hear it being used so much these days and everyone seems to think its the cutest sweetest most unique name ever.
First off its not an uncommon name. its number 34 in the top 50 names of 2009.
There were 6,020 girls named nevaeh last year alone.

As for my opinion I feel it sounds cute, but sort of tacky like names
Serenity, Honor, Precious, Destiny, Faith, Hope, Angel, Harmony, Dulce, Desiree, Miracle, Journey, Diamond, Liberty, Justice, America, Haven, Heaven, Cherish, Karma, Cherity, Princess, Unique.
These are all adorable names! But I wonder if using attributes, or feelings, or other words as names might not be liked by our daughters later on. I wonder if being named something like Miracle might be a bad affect on that girl.....

Pleaase feel free to disagree with me on this and please tell me why you might agree with these names.
Please disagree respectfully and with kindness! :)
Especially please comment if you are named one of these names or a similar name or if you chose one for your daughter. Please tell me why you like your name or why you chose one like these for your daughter.

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Heather - posted on 07/17/2014

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My first born granddaughter is named NeVaeh. Our entire family LOVES her name. To us it a beautiful name. And my thoughts on those who don't like it, well then don't use it. But if the question was posed like this: how do you feel about the name so and so.and each day another name was chosen, and your child's name popped up and it was torn apart and degraded, how would you feel. That's what I thought. keep your opinions to yourself, and simply say personally that name is not one I'd use, and leave it at that.

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I don't like it (Nevaeh) and think it is overused and just a trend. It seems like the "cool thing", like "boyfriend" jeans..one year it's hott, and then it's gone and stupid. Choosing a name is a BIG DEAL and I think it's hard for kids to pronouce, is stupid, and overrated. I understand,...it's heaven spelled backwards---why not choose a name that just has a great meaning instead of something someone just made up. I mean should I name my kid naeco and say, "Oh but it's ocean backwards and I like the beach!" NO! These parents who name their kid that need to use their brains and think of the long term use...same with all the other names you mentioned. Don't you want your kid to be as sweet as an angel, or honor you as their mother, or look as sweet as a princess,....yes? Okay--then they don't need to be named it to be it! It's tacky and cheesy and we can have normal names that are still meaningful and unique.

Colleen - posted on 07/27/2012

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My grand daughter's name is Nevaeh, and as it is heaven spelled backword's, she is truly a blessing and gift from God, so I love it !!!

Gina - posted on 08/09/2010

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I couldnt possibly read all those other posts...lol
I feel that if you like it ~Go for it~ Its pretty..might be hard to learn to spell...but thats just like learning to tie your shoes moreless..you will..eventually

Janelle - posted on 08/09/2010

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I named my Daughter Nevaeh after a horrific car accident when I was pregnant, it just seemed to fit perfectly. I have to be honest and say I absolutley love how people are being so honest about how much they dont like the name or think its "tacky" (and putting no offense in brackets) if you have to put that in brackets you are probably going to offend someone. I am happy most of you dont like the name because it just makes it that much more unique for my beautiful baby girl :)

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Merry - posted on 08/13/2012

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Corey I think that's the best situation to use this name. I think moms shouldn't use it unless theres a really good reason behind it like your daughter.

Corey Rhodes - posted on 07/30/2012

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I named my daughter Angel Nevaeh. She is now 4 yrs old. My daughter got her name because she is a miracle and is not supposed to be alive. She got her name because she is an Angel from Heaven. I go for names that are special for me. Both my boys have names of family members and my daughter was going to be the same way until she was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of Hydrocephalus and they told me she would be still born with less than 1% chance of surviving birth and if she did she would be a vegetable her whole life. That was 4 yrs ago and she is doing very good. She is 4 physically but 1-2 mentally and cognitively . She is doing all the things I was told would never happen and amazing us all. I don't think she'll every have a problem with her name due to the reasons she received it.

Chelsea - posted on 07/27/2012

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All those names listed in the original post are very common stripper names.. That should be a clue.

Lora - posted on 08/26/2010

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Jolie- what a horrible thing to say to your daughter. That poor thing already has a strike against her because she is adopted, you are not helping her self esteem. Build her up with praise and love. Those little jokes and remarks will affect her forever. Think about it.

Sheba - posted on 08/10/2010

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i believe , u must use the name that u yourself most like even though it may be most common ........ i named my son even before i was pregnant and the my husband and i decided the name for a girl too and then our second son was born ...and we had no name for him .......so for 3 yrs we experimented with various names ....we would keep one name and call it out often .it wouldent sound nice to the ears and we'd drop it .and then one day we found the right one so ....love the name keep it ...ur baby ...u made it ... .u be happy calling out her name ! god blees u

Smittynsilena - posted on 08/10/2010

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I personally feel like those names could have side affects later on in life. I am all for different names but a kid needs to be able to go by something that would not hurt them later in life. I named all of my kids after someone close to me or my husband. My oldes is Ryan Allen after his grandfather, my middle son is Leldon Gage after my grandfather and my daughter's name is Callie Louise after her papi cal, her dad, and he grandma.

Jolie - posted on 08/09/2010

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I have an adopted daughter with that name and I joke that it fits her being Heaven spelled backwards because she is the opposite of an angel. The only problem I have with it is pronunciation her birth mom pronounced it nevia long i short a when it should be nevaa long a short a and getting her and the rest of the siblings to pronounce it right just didn't work so nevia stuck and other people have trouble with it too but overall it is a nice name.

Angela - posted on 08/09/2010

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too common there is soo many people out there with that name you should try and come up with something more original or we are going to have high schools filled with Naveah's in fifteen years, It will become as common as a Jessica or an ashley. LOL

Lora - posted on 08/09/2010

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Permanent things like names should be timeless and meaningful. I would discourage a mom from choosing anything "trendy" just because trendy things go out of style and it would be horrible for people to think of your child as "out of style"! However, I am disappointed in all the stagnant people who judge a child based on their name. A name is really a reflection of the parent, not the child. Come on people, give that baby a chance. Their name is not their fault! And, plenty of strangly named people are successful. Also, you have to take into account the cultural differences in a diverse America. I know a lovely woman named Sweetwater and that poor girl takes so much dumb crap from ignorant people. She is Native American and she has a traditional name, but every time she introduces herself, some idiot cracks a joke.

Carolyn - posted on 08/09/2010

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A friend of mine actually named her baby Nevaeh which is actually Heaven spelt backwards. I didn't realise there were so many babies with that name.

ANGIE - posted on 08/09/2010

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I think it is interesting the unique ways people come up with to spell a name that has become more popular. It allows the child to feel unique in a world full of people with the same names.

Kristy - posted on 08/08/2010

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I have a daughter named Destyni and I choose to spell it that way so it wasn't like the word Destiny. This way it looks more like a name then the word. I also have a son named Chantz and I spelled it that way so it was more of a name not more of the word which is chance. At the time I gave my children those names they were unique and hardly heard of now they are gaining popularity and heard more often. as for Nevaeh which is Heaven spelled back words I don't think i like it that much because children shouldnt be named Heaven even if it is spelled back words. others that are more like words should have a unique spelling so that they aren't associated with the word.

Mellonie - posted on 08/08/2010

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Neveah is Heaven spelled backwords & if you feel your daughter is a gift from Heaven then I feel it's a beautiful & very fitting name. Not sure Miracle would be a good first name though you could name her Neveah Miracle I think that would be pretty honestly!

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Too overused. I am not a fan of the name at all. I like different names and old fashioned names. That being said my sons name is very popular, but wasnt when I first heard it when I was 6.

Karla - posted on 08/07/2010

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Heaven spelled frontwards or backwards is beautiful. I have a little cousin named Nevaeh and she is a little piece of heaven.

Pat - posted on 08/07/2010

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I am rather old school on this. In print, one does not know if it is a boy or a girl and secondly, the child will have to go through life spelling their name to anyone who wants to write it down. Lastly, it leaves itself open to nicknames that may not be flattering. I tried to pick names that would be suitable for all ages of their lives and not too trendy. Think of them when they are teens, career people and seniors. My mom had a friend named, Bunny. Really?

Lyndsay - posted on 08/07/2010

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I like the name Nevaeh, it's very pretty, but I don't think I'd pick it for my child. Too trendy. I also think most of the other names you've listed sound like stripper names, although I have a neice named Faith and friends who have chosen 4 other names from that list (Serenity, Karma, Destiny, and Desiree).

On the flipside, I used to have a friend named Charity and I was actually jealous. I still like that one.

Crystal - posted on 08/07/2010

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I like the name Nevaeh, I think it is a pretty name. I don't think it is hard to spell or say. It's just Heaven backwards. My friends daughter's name is Nevaeh, however she is now eight years old and it was the first time I had ever heard the name. I agree with all of the other name you have posted, I think they will make a child sound cocky and cause them alot of anguish in the future. People must remember however, some of the names are associated with peoples races and religions, therefore you must know what ethnicity the people are before judging.

Laura - posted on 08/07/2010

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I think it's a trendy name that has become overly used. I know of four little girls in my circle already with that name...Heaven spelled backwards; not cute. I also have a friend named Prescious .... it's still precious either way you spell it....NOT GOOD. So, I would have to agree with you and they're all great for middle names.
I have four children ~ Kennedy (DD 15); twinz Sagel & Sydni (B/G 10); Jonathan 6 ... Kennedy is named after the sister on the Blossom show in the 90's because we couldn't decide on a nice girl's name ... Sydni off TLC's A Baby Story producer and it matched Sagel/Sydni as they were twins, and Jonathan Spencer is named after my dad. So, it really depends on you, but so far, my children haven't had any problems. Sagel is very uncommon and he's named after 3 other Sagel's in the family.
Choose wisely...my name was going to be Wendy...and my mother changed it to Laura after I was born because she couldn't see me being called Wendy after age 40! ;-)

God's Blessings,
~Laura

Revequa - posted on 08/07/2010

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I liked the name 8 years ago...lol. The only thing was i spell it different but has the same concept. Nahveya Looks different but the same.

Antoinetteward - posted on 08/07/2010

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Lol! It's funny that you mentioned both my daughter's names in your list of tacky names. I loved Neva'eh when I first heard of it back in 2003, but my daughter does not like it anymore. She recently told me she wanted to change her name to Brianna. (An even more common name?) I asked her why she wanted me to call her another name and she said that Neav'eh isn't "cool" anymore?! As far as my other daughter Harmony, no word yet as to how she truly feels about her name...

Melissa - posted on 08/07/2010

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I too have never heard of it. Names that are odd will always have to be spelt and most annoyingly will always have to be corrected for pronounciation. If you love it, then go for it. But not one I'd choose based on the reasons stated above.
cheers :)

Karin - posted on 08/06/2010

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I love the name Neveah! I too agonized over naming my daughter. I wanted her to have a unique name, or at least not a super common one. I chose Makinlie (pronounced McKinley). Since it was unusual I chose the middle name Brianne, which was quite common when she was born. I figured if Makinlie was too weird or didn't fit her personality we would just call her Brianne. My only regret is spelling it funny. She is 11 now. We have heard the name a few times, but it isn't common. She loves being the only Makinlie she knows. She is spunky, outgoing and likes everyone. Somehow having a name like Brittany or Jessica or Ashley just wouldn't fit. She is unique, just like her name.

Jessica - posted on 08/06/2010

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i really loved it at first, and i even ended up naming my daughter Julia Kaydance Nevaeh, in which now that shes 18 months, i reallly dont like it and wish i really left the Nevaeh part out. it seems to be just a "fad" name and in 15 years she'll probably give me crap for giving her such a pointless name.

Mia - posted on 08/06/2010

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Interesting, what does it mean? Never heard it before. My only thing about names is will they cop crap from other kids about their name, let's face it kids are cruel? It's all well and good to choose a name that's a little different but will they get teased about it that's what I think about when choosing a name. Food for thought I suppose, good luck!

User - posted on 08/05/2010

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At first I thought it was cute.....but after hearing it about 50 times, it has now become over-rated.

Tah - posted on 08/05/2010

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i tell everyone, i names my children for the future..i had my first at 16 so his name could have had more thought put into it, but my second 2 were named so that their application would actually get picked up off the pile...

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2010

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I adopted a cat and her name was Nevaeh. Not trying to say anything bad because she's a cat. But in all honesty I truly love that name! I call her Vaeh Boo and I just think its adorable. But please don't name your baby Miracle. I'm 20 and I'd feel a little bit weird having that as my name.

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Have never heard it, so not sure how to pronounce it, but know a baby girl named Nevarah, and I thnk it is cute.

Angie - posted on 08/05/2010

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I like names that are names, not something someone made up, not a geographic landform, not an emotion, etc. etc. I think a lot of those names are suitable for a pet, but not a person. I also think names should be spelled properly. Why saddle a child with constantly having to explain why his/her parents spelled his/her name incorrectly? When I chose my children's names, I wanted to make sure it wasn't a name that would make their kindergarten teacher say, "what was this poor child's parents thinking?"

Sal - posted on 08/05/2010

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go into your back yard and yell it out a few times, or get someone to put it over the intercome at the supermarket, if it still sounds good go for it, but be prepared to spell it and pronounce it to people for a very long time, we chose and old spelling of my sons name (nikolaus) which is never spelt right and the first time he got a sports trophy with it spelt right he was 10, it was like winning double, i also don't like names that are every where and chose ingird and ursula, but put very simple feminie middle names to give them a choice later on.

Merry - posted on 08/05/2010

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there was a woman on TYRA who was a lawyer and her name was Cookie. seriously, i cant imagine hiring a lawyer named cookie, poor lady :(

Rachael - posted on 08/05/2010

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I like some of those for middle names. Although Charity to me has always reminded me of the musical "Sweet CHarity" I think names like princess and precious tend to send the wrong message. I like to think of how a name will look on a resume later in life. Would you elect a politician named Princess, Charity, or Karma? I wouldn't but I think that they make nice middle names. Elizabeth Faith will likely be a little girls name for me someday. Or Allison Temperance. =)

Julie - posted on 08/05/2010

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When I first heard it I thought it was a Native American name then someone pointed out it was heaven spelled backward and I thought her parents were very clever... now it seems overused to me...

Merry - posted on 08/05/2010

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My personal opinion is that names should be only words that have no other meanings. Personally I feel that a name like 'doug' is like i dug a hole or like my husband 'matt' like wipe your feet on the mat. or I think its weird to have a name like 'brooklyn' what if you live in brooklyn? see what I mean. I am VERY picky with the names I choose and I dont think everyone has to be this picky but thats just how I am.
My favorite names are Eric Ryan, Brendan Paul, Zander Kevin, Leo Jason, Molly Kathryn, Mikayla Sara, Annabeth Lucy. :)

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2010

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When I first found out i was pregnant, i thought of those names too. they are cute.... then I remembered that I met about a million girls with the same name as me, Ashley. We had to be called by our last names in classes or by a nickname. I decided to give both my girls names I thought not many other girls would have... I finally decided on Holly Marie for my first, Marie being after my middle name... and Riley Ann for my second, Ann being after my mom and grandmother. The first name I had picked out for my first was Jaley (Jay-lee) a mixture of my name and the fathers name. The second was Cadence Alexandra (strong name) then I figured it would take a few years before she learned how to spell her first name lol. So I ultimately thought of names I love that aren't overused. I also liked Dani Marie, Daniel was the fathers middle name, and Marie is mine... get creative but within reason. Think of how she will feel about her name, how long it would take to learn to spell it, make sure it is something to grow with (you don't want to meet an 80 year old woman with the name Sunflower Serenade), and think of how many people she will meet with the same name. I hope this helped :)

Cheyienne - posted on 08/05/2010

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I never had a girl, but if i had one i would have named her sahara. like the desert in egypt. i dont no how many people have that name. but i think its a really awesome name. i also liked the names shiloh, cadence, ciara, and hayden. if it helps any : )

Norma - posted on 08/05/2010

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I don't care for the name at all, but it is my friend's granddaughter's name and she is extremely adorable. She can get away with a name like that.

Merry - posted on 08/05/2010

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Corey, Id love to hear the story of your little angels journey! I do like names like those when there is a specific reason for them :) Im so glad your daughter is here today and I am sure she will love her name along with the story behind it!

Corey Rhodes - posted on 08/04/2010

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My daughter Is named Angel Nevaeh. She earned her name with all her medical issues. I asked people because she is an Angel from Heaven and that is when I heard Nevaeh for the first time. Considering all she has gone through in her short 2 1/2 yrs of life and knowing she was supposed to be still born or a vegetable all her life she has proven to be an Angel by defying all the odds and doing things that we were told she'd never do.
Nevaeh is turning into a very common name. When I named my children I never looked up their names I just name them.

Merry - posted on 08/04/2010

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yeah kathy like I saw a girl names Izzabelluh and another boy name Izaya. So confusing :)

Kathy - posted on 08/04/2010

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I think it is a nice name. Of course it is Heaven spelled backwards. Not sure if I would name my child after heaven-seems like I would be tempting fate. Karma-it is a bitch. But that is just me. Personally, I think people should name their kids what they want but as a dispatcher, I wish parents wouldn't screw up spellings of common names. It makes my job so difficult! LOL

Angela - posted on 08/04/2010

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I think Neveah is over-used. A few years ago it may have been interesting and unique but every one gets that it's heaven backwards by now. I guess I would describe it as a "trendy name" and trends always go out of fashion eventually.

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