Bruce Lansky, author of nine baby name books, had this to say about the name Nevaeh:
It’s basically this gimmick name that has been eroding the use of really nice (religious) names that have real association. Mary, for example, is a real person who, if you are religious, has tremendous significance and is tremendously positive and tremendously a good person. … It’s a positive namesake, not just some, ‘Hey, let’s pick a religious name.’ People pray to Mary; they don’t pray to Neveah.
Nevaeh (which is “Heaven,” flipped) is not exactly my cup of tea either, so I can’t disagree.
What about you — if you had to choose either Mary or Nevaeh for a baby girl, which would it be?
Source: From Ava to Neaveh