Jump to content

which way sounds better


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#1 mummy2bailey

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hi Guys

We are expecting baby #4 and these are the names we like

Boys
Elii Garry
Kayden Garry
Ethan Garry

Girls

it will either be
Kaitlyn Nevaeh
Nevaeh Kaitlyn

Nevaeh means heaven, and my beautiful Gran passed away in January..we would see it as a gift from heaven from my Gran

Sooo which way sounds better? We will of course wait and see, and if its a baby girl, then see what she looks like but I don't want to tell anyone in real life our choices so would love some opions

Thanks


#2 ChickyMumma

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Seeing you boys names I like Nevaeh as a first name. All 4 children with 6 letter names, very cute. Also love that it has special meaning for you and I am sure she will apprecaite it too and see the symbolisim of her name.

Boys names, I vote Kayden first but also love Ethan. Sorry not a fan of Elii, but Eli is fine. If you want to follow your 6 letter theme, how about Elijah and call him Eli??

#3 la di dah

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Is that Elii intentionally with two i's? I like Eli more than Ethan but Ethan more than Elii.

I think I like Caitlin Nevaeh best but I guess you're avoiding two C initials, as you have a Connor? I actually don't get as hung up on that as many EBers do. Or I'd use a name that's traditionally spelt with a K, as in Kaila/Kathleen or even just Kay etc.

#4 TinyTeddys

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

From your list, I like Ethan and Kaitlyn. Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy!

#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

Have to admit that Nevaeh tops my most hated names list, so of your two choices I would much rather see it in the MN position.

Although have you thought about using your Gran's actual name?

I vote Ethan from your boys' list.

#6 roses99

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm sorry to say this, but I think Nevaeh is a bit of a joke of a name. It doesn't mean heaven; it's just heaven spelt backwards.

Is there another way you could honour your Gran? Use her first or middle name, for instance? Or use a name like Hope?

Edited by roses99, 18 April 2012 - 01:31 PM.


#7 Apageintime

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 18/04/2012, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have to admit that Nevaeh tops my most hated names list, so of your two choices I would much rather see it in the MN position.

Although have you thought about using your Gran's actual name?



This!

I'm sure your gran's name was lovely, if you're going to honour her, use her name not 'neavaehcauseitsheavenspeltbackwards' (why is that name always introduced like that btw)

Edited by A.page, 18 April 2012 - 01:32 PM.


#8 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE (roses99 @ 18/04/2012, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sorry to say this, but I think Nevaeh is a bit of a joke of a name. It doesn't mean heaven; it's just heaven spelt backwards.

Is there another way you could honour your Gran? Use her first or middle name, for instance? Or use a name like Hope?

Totally agree with this. Nevaeh doesn't really mean anything.

I would choose Eli Garry and Caitlin, and find a different middle name.

#9 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE
I'm sorry to say this, but I think Nevaeh is a bit of a joke of a name. It doesn't mean heaven; it's just heaven spelt backwards.


This - maybe there's another name you could use with the actual meaning 'heaven'?


www.thinkbabynames.com/search/0/heaven

(for some reason this didn't hyperlink!).

Edited by tigerdog, 18 April 2012 - 01:52 PM.


#10 Logging out

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

I think Nevaeh sounds gorgeous. I seriously do not understand why there is such hatred for it.  shrug.gif

#11 eskimoo

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

Just wondering if you are intentionally going for an 'alphabet' theme with your boys names??
If so, then I'd choose Ethan over Eli otherwise definately Kayden!

And Kaitlyn is the girls pick by a long long way.

#12 roses99

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Though there were eight girls named Nevaeh in the United States in 1999, Nevaeh was an extremely rare given name before singer Sonny Sandoval of the rock group P.O.D. named his daughter Nevaeh in 2000. He was then featured in the fall of that year on the television program MTV Cribs, and use of the name became widespread. (source: wikipedia).

To the PP that doesn't understand why there's such dislike of the name... I can't speak for anyone else, but I couldn't use a name that's really only been in existence as a name for the past decade or so. And that was coined by spelling a word backwards. And that became popular due to being an internet meme.

OP, if you want to use the name so badly, why not just use Heaven as a middle name. At least 'heaven' actually means 'heaven'  wink.gif

If you call her Nevaeh as a first name, be prepared that she will deal with the heavenspeltbackwards thing right through school.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

since you have b,c,d,  you should have a E name

6 letters

what about Elijah, Eliott, Emmett

I think Katelyn is nice - what was your Gran's name and mn

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 18 April 2012 - 02:41 PM.


#14 4kidlets

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

I dont mind Neveah - all names start somewhere,  I dont have an obsession with the age of a name and I can think of much more difficult names for a child to carry.

Heaven, for one.


If a name feels significant to you, use it.

#15 la di dah

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

I don't dislike Nevaeh any more than I dislike a lot of trendy made-up names, it's NMS but I don't even think it's the worst trendy American name.

It's got no gender confusion, no extraneous letter y's, has one correct and generally - though admittedly not always - used spelling (heaven backwards), isn't offensive to any minority groups, isn't the name of a disease and has no widely used nickname that means penis or prostitute.

So, in the scheme of things, it's doing aiight.

Edited by la di dah, 18 April 2012 - 02:37 PM.


#16 ohboy

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'm not totally againist Nevaeh - it does sound pretty, but I do find it a bit I don't know.  The whole heaven spelt backwards thing the poor girl would face her whole life would drive me insane.  

Sorry but I also don't think it's a way of honouring your Gran.  If you want to honour her then use her first, middle (or sometimes last/maiden) name to truely do that.

For a boys name I noticed the B,C,D & 6 letter theme straight away so I think Elijah would fit perfectly.

I think the suggestions of Eliott and Emmett are great too and will add Elorah, Edison, Edmund, Elaine, Elissa/Elyssa, Elliot, Elodie, Eloise, Ericka and Edward to them.

Other then all that Kayden and Kaitlyn would be my picks.

Good luck

#17 Futureself

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

I've never understood the appeal of a backwards Heaven - isn't it rather like Hell?

Anyhoo... Ethan is great and goes very well with your other boy's names.

I prefer Caitlyn/Caitlin

Edited by futureself, 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM.


#18 mummy2bailey

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

thanks for all the replies;

My Gran's name was Doreen no middle name, and she was very religious hence the wanting to use the name Nevaeh...I also think its a beautiful pretty name too. If we manage to have a baby girl this time, it will be a gift from heaven in our eye's for lots of reasons but mainly because we weren't even trying for a baby this time but all desperatly wanted a little girl.
The A,B,C,D was not intentinal...either was the 6 letters LOL and I ment Eli, with one i.

Anyways we love the name Nevaeh and will be using as either her first name or middle name, just wanted to see which sound better...wether it really means Heaven or not it will to us and I love that meaning behind it. As for Kaitlyn I have loved the name for 21 years...since my sisters friend had a baby named Caitlyn. Still deciding on the spelling..

#19 lactasticmama

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

I prefer Caitlyn/Kaitlyn (not fussed on the spelling for it). I'm not a fan of Nevaeh, but if you like it, go for it! So Kaitlyn Nevaeh would be my pick.

Eli is nice, and Ethan is ok.

#20 la di dah

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Eli wins for me.

And Caitlin Nevaeh.

I have to say my favourite name that means "heavenly" is Celestina and my favourite angel name for girls is Seraphina. They are maybe a little frillier than what you were going for though.

Edited by la di dah, 18 April 2012 - 05:36 PM.


#21 mummy2bailey

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

Seraphina is beautiful! But my brother just had a baby named Saphira, so pretty much the same. Thanks though

#22 vanessa71

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

I would actually vote for using just Heaven before using Nevaeh, which I don't like the sound of and it's made up.



#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

Here are names that mean Heaven

ALYA   f   Arabic
AMATERASU   f   Far Eastern Mythology
AN (2)   m   Near Eastern Mythology
ANGEL   m & f   English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
CAELESTIS   m   Late Roman
CAELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
ĈIELA   f   Esperanto
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Dutch, Romanian, Russian, Lithuanian, Roman Mythology
DIANTHA   f   Dutch, English (Rare)
DIVYA   f   Indian
HANEUL   m & f   Korean
HOKULANI   f   Hawaiian
KALANI   m & f   Hawaiian
LANI   f   Hawaiian
LEILANI   f   Hawaiian
MINOO   f   Iranian
NALANI   f   Hawaiian
NOELANI   f   Hawaiian
OURANIA   f   Greek Mythology

you could have Doreen or Dorinda or Dora as a mn

#24 niggles

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

I was also going to say Heaven might be an appropriate middle name to use, as an alternative. I think the middle name spot if great for slightly unusual names that have a strong personal connection for the parents.

Otherwise this list of names that mean 'gift' or 'gift from God' might have some inspiration if you are looking for it. I like Dorothea (or just Thea) and Adora (or Pandora).  

http://www.daystogo.com/baby-names/gift.asp
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/search/0/gift

I love Eli for a boy.

Liora (god's gift of light) is also quite lovely.

#25 Dionysus

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 18/04/2012, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't dislike Nevaeh any more than I dislike a lot of trendy made-up names, it's NMS but I don't even think it's the worst trendy American name.

It's got no gender confusion, no extraneous letter y's, has one correct and generally - though admittedly not always - used spelling (heaven backwards), isn't offensive to any minority groups, isn't the name of a disease and has no widely used nickname that means penis or prostitute.

So, in the scheme of things, it's doing aiight.


yeah, but how do you say it?   LOL

I just read it as never - but I am sure that's not right.  

I have never heard it said out loud, have only ever seen it written on EB.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Home truths: the DIY dos and don'ts

A professional renovator gives advice on which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.

Parenting lessons I?ve yet to learn

Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Playgroups are great for kids and parents alike - but the downside is that they often meet during the week, leaving working mums out of the loop.

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

Sick of spending hours trying to get your toddler to sleep? These experts say giving your child more of a say at bedtime might be the answer.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

Consulting 'Dr Google' when you're pregnant

We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.

16 ways to tie a scarf

Scarfs are the perfect winter accessory. Whether you're freezing at soccer training or wanting to add a splash of colour to a monochrome top, the right scarf will sort you out in no time. Just ask Nina Proudman.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

The simple way to support other parents

We may be raising children of different ages and sexes, with different personalities, but we, as parents, aren't that different - we all have similar struggles, fears, doubts, responsibilities.

Seeing the big picture when it comes to parenting

Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?

How to spot a lactaboobiephobia sufferer

Lactation consultant Meg Nagle refused to stay silent when Facebook removed two photos of her breastfeeding. Instead, she coined a term to describe those who don't recognise breastfeeding for the natural and non-sexual act that it is.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

He thought he'd get into the high chair for a laugh ... he wasn't laughing by the end of it.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.