Friday, May 7, 2010

Lleh, However, Remained Unpopular

"Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backward, was the 34th most popular baby name for girls. Heaven came in at No. 275."

4 comments:

Nicholas Beaudrot said...

One thing I can't tell his how much the rise of biblical names on the SSA charts is due to the fragmentation of the rest of the baby-naming space vs inreased naming solidarity among evangelicals. Or maybe biblical names are some sort of hipster trend...

Neil Sinhababu said...

Good point.

Naming your kid 'heaven' backwards doesn't seem like the work of hipsters to me. I mean, if I meet a Neveah with a brother named Tnemevap, I'll take this back, but it seems unlikely.

Hope said...

My first response is Ugh. But then I think, well, I may want to name and (potential) children a nice, traditional name. The more people are using stupid, er made-up, er creative names, the less chance there will be that my child will have to share their name with another child in their class. Hypothetically, at the moment, since all my current children have four paws and fur.

Mary said...

I actually have a relative by marriage that named her baby Nevaeh. I'm not sure what to think about that, but if she turns out to be amazing, then I know I will like the name because I will have a positive association with it. (She is not the evangelical type. She is the "I will do whatever the hell I want" type...but in a sweet way.)