Saturday, May 27, 2006


According to Clive Thompson, "Nevaeh" is now the most popular new name for Christian girls and amongst the 100 most popular girls names overall. In addition to being incredbily stupid sounding (it is "commonly pronounced nah-VAY-uh", according to the New York Times), Nevaeh, also has an astoundingly idiotic origin story. Here's Thomspon on the subject:

In 2000, Sonny Sandoval, the singer for the Christian-rock unit P.O.D., appeared on MTV and introduced his baby daughter Nevaeh. He explained the provenance -- "Heaven spelled backwards" -- and apparently the country was totally smitten.

Man, oh man.



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