Ieva?

What do you think? I like it a lot. The pronunciation is almost the same as [name]Eva[/name]. But it’s a bit different and unusual and exotic even if it sounds scandinavic/nordic to me.

I had a friend in primary school called Ieva, she was from Lithuania. Her name was supposed to be pronounced ee-AY-vuh, with very little emphasis on the ‘ee’. However, we all called her eye-EE-vuh. I never really loved it, but it’s not too bad. I prefered her brother’s name, [name]Tomas[/name].

I also had a friend in primary school, second grade-triplets actually -they were from Latvia-[name]Inga[/name], Eyevva(ee-yevv-ahh), [name]Mark[/name] and their older sis [name]Erika[/name]. Eyeva(never knew spelling) always sounded pretty, and I still love this name.

I spent some time in Lithuania and met a lot of people named Ieva. I love it, and it’s pretty much nonexistent here in [name_u]America[/name_u]. I also think it’s not too difficult to pronounce, which is a plus for an unusual name.