Everyone has an opinion on the Heaven-spelled-backwards baby name Nevaeh. So here’s a new one for you to either love or hate.
In 2010, five baby girls in the U.S. were named Nevaehtnes.
Nevaehtnes is “Heaven-sent” spelled backwards, except…not really. Because “Heaven-sent” spelled backwards is an unpronounceable Tnes-nevaeh. If you omit the hyphen, you get Tnesnevaeh — even worse. So the clever person who coined this one took the adjective apart, spelled Heaven backwards, spelled sent backwards, then put the words back together sans hyphen.
How do you say it? I have no idea. Nevaeh is ne-VAY-uh, so perhaps Nevaehtnes is ne-VAY-uht-nes, or ne-vay-UHT-nes. Or maybe ne-VAYT-nes…