Which do you prefer?

See the results of this poll: Which one?

Respondents: 26 (This poll is closed)

  • Neva (nee-vah) : 22 (85%)
  • Neta (neh-tah): 4 (15%)

I much prefer [name_f]Neva[/name_f]. With [name_f]Neta[/name_f], I almost feel like it’s an abbreviated form [name_f]Annette[/name_f], even though I know it isn’t, and it also feels a bit dated. However, [name_f]Neva[/name_f] absolutely sparkles. I love the imagery and nature connection, the sleekness, and that “v” sound.

I like [name_f]Neva[/name_f] best-- close to [name_f]Eva[/name_f] and [name_f]Nieve[/name_f]-- elegant and easy to pronounce. [name_f]Neta[/name_f] is okay, but people are going to pronounce it “Neet-a” or [name_f]Nita[/name_f] and it sounds like neat to me (which is not necessarily positive).

I much prefer the sound of [name_f]Neva[/name_f]. [name_f]Neta[/name_f] automatically reads as nee-ta in my mind and I feel it’s a nickname for [name_f]Anita[/name_f], or [name_f]Annette[/name_f] like a pp mentioned.
[name_f]Neva[/name_f] is more unique, versatile and pretty in my opinion!

[name_f]Neta[/name_f], got my vote. [name_f]Neta[/name_f] is strong, and very uncommon (here) yet not at all too out-there, which I like. I had an Israeli pen-friend with this name at one point, so it’s a little more familiar to me than some of the other Hebrew names on your list (like Shlomit, for example).

Although I do like [name_f]Neva[/name_f] too, I think it tends to look a bit trendy somehow, which diminishes it slightly for me.

I love [name_f]Neva[/name_f]. The “v” sound is on trend and the pronunciation is more intuitive. I would instinctively mispronounce [name_f]Neta[/name_f], so if you prefer that name, which is also very pretty, I might consider spelling it [name_f]Netta[/name_f].