How is Nevaeh
At least the number 7 has a long, long history. It's considered lucky not only in the Western world but also in China
. Also it could have special meaning to the parents in other ways. The 7th day of a month that was important to them, an important date, someone who studied maths and loves numbers, whatever.
I just don't think it's fair to say someone didn't put thought into a name because he chose Seven instead of John
or something. In fact I think many Marys or Johns back in the day were named because it was a name that fit in and didn't cause trouble, not because it was so special to the parents. I'm pretty sure many Emilys or Chloes were just name because their parents loved the sound. If I met someone named Seven or Reef or something or I would expect an interesting story or reason behind it that I wouldn't necessarily with Emma
. Also I associate a name like Seven more strongly with other names that are used in every day language such as Faith
than with Nevaeh
or Braylynn, but maybe that's just me.
I don't even have anything against Nevaeh
or Braylynn. I'm pretty sure if you had asked board members 10 years ago what they thought of Nevaeh
they would have thought it was a nice biblical name or something. I thought that at first before realizing what it really was.
Yeah, I guess what I want to say is that I think it's unfair to assume someone was named for image just because he has a new name like Seven and not something that is centuries old like Hannah