In 1999, there were only eight newborn American girls named Nevaeh. Last year, it was the 70th-most-popular name for baby girls, ahead of Sara, Vanessa and Amanda. […]
Nevaeh is Heaven spelled backward.
The name has hit a cultural nerve with its religious overtones, creative twist and fashionable final “ah” sound. It has risen most quickly among blacks but is also popular with evangelical Christians, who have helped propel other religious names like Grace (ranked 14th) up the charts, experts say. By contrast, the name Heaven is ranked 245th. […]
The surge of Nevaeh can be traced to a single event: the appearance of a Christian rock star, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., on MTV in 2000 with his baby daughter, Nevaeh. “Heaven spelled backwards,” he said.
And when I suggested to my wife that our first born son should be called Lucifer because he would be the bringer of light to our family, she rejected the idea (and it would be against the fucking law here).
When I read the subject, I also thought: Why call your kid NEVAH!
Since we are the modern Rome (America), what with the conquering and hedonism and all, I’m all for starting a social trend of Roman names. Maximus (my last name) is one I’m trying to push, but the wife says no.
I’m also thinking of starting to wear a toga to work.