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#1 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

I have been reconsidering my short list (Maeve has been the front runner so far) and I have fallen in love with Neva (an alternative to the popular Eva).

So is Neva nice or not? People's thoughts?

Edited by parismama, 03 February 2013 - 10:03 AM.


#2 FeralBob!

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I would prefer Niamh.

#3 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

Neva will get a lot of teasing I would think.

#4 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 03/02/2013, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Neva will get a lot of teasing I would think.


That's interesting feedback. I hadn't thought of it as a name for teasing. Why do you say that? Not criticising your view - just wondering what I've overlooked???

Edited by parismama, 03 February 2013 - 10:06 AM.


#5 cinnabubble

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

I'd neva call a child that.

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

Because it looks like a misspelling of never, although I realise it is not pronounced that way. I can see primary school aged kids being all over that. lol


#7 babychacha

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

Neva - never.....

#8 Monkey_Mind

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

Neva gonna give you up
Neva gonna let you down...



#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

I prefer Neve/Niamh or Nova or Eva, but I think. It's perfectly fine.

I don't think it's going to attract too much teasing as I'm assuming it's pronounced like Neve with an A on the end and not like Never?

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Pronunciation has little to do with kids picking up on teasing potential IME.

#11 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

Oh dear! Really! It is pronounced Nee-va, not Never.

I wouldn't think Eva would get teased as Ever but I guess the same principal applies.


#12 PatG

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

If it is pronounced Neeva then it sounds like someone who really drawls never.  I'm not a fan.

#13 Chocolate Addict

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

If it is pronounced like never or not it will be pronounced as never by most people. How many people still don't know how to pronounce Niamh? or Siobhan? If you want neev- ah then you would need to spell it differently.

I prefer Maeve and most people could almost pronounce that right. wink.gif

*I will own up to the fact I had no idea how to pronounce Niamh or Siobhan til I was well in to my 20s! lol

#14 brazen

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

i've never heard of neva before, when i saw it i thought of nevaeh immediately, ugh!

#15 bakesgirls

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

I think Maeve is a beautiful name. Neva- not so much.

#16 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

It is pronounced Nee-va. I am shocked that people would mispronounce it! I don't see people mispronouncing Eva.

Here I was thinking its biggest issue was being too old fashioned!!! Haha!!! It is very vintage was very well used around the turn of the century (1900) and is a pet form for Genevieve or Geneva.



#17 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Eva doesn't have a consonant in front of it. The consonant followed by one vowel suggests a short pronunciation of the vowel in English.

#18 Percoriel

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

I have a friend called Neva and she is lovely! I like the name. original.gif

#19 AnnBB

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Maeve is a beautiful, beautiful name. Neva does not compare.

#20 .MrsM.

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

i looks nice but i am certain it will be pronounced wrong.

go with Maeve, its beautiful original.gif

#21 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 03/02/2013, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eva doesn't have a consonant in front of it. The consonant followed by one vowel suggests a short pronunciation of the vowel in English.


That's all very technical! Haha!!!

#22 eachschoolholidays

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

I like Eva, Maeve or Niamh.  I really dislike Neva.

#23 Le-a

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

I know a sweet little one year old called Neva. I think it's a lovely name.

I dont think it would have teasing potential, but then I'm constantly being told on this forum that my name choices will lead to teasing. Perhaps I'm out of touch with the cruel reality of primary school these days?

#24 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

I prefer Maeve or Genevieve. You could always use Genevieve as the full name with Neva as the nickname (as opposed to it being shortened to "Gen").

#25 parismama

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 03/02/2013, 11:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know a sweet little one year old called Neva. I think it's a lovely name.

I dont think it would have teasing potential, but then I'm constantly being told on this forum that my name choices will lead to teasing. Perhaps I'm out of touch with the cruel reality of primary school these days?


Thanks! I am just so blown away by the so called mispronunciation/teasing aspect. Maybe I was raised too strictly as I would not have even thought of it as a kid to tease another's name. Maybe it reflects the school short comings more than the name??? Haha

Glad to hear it is being used in the real world - I think it's very pretty and a nice alternative to some of the more popular similar names.




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