Which spelling: Niva vs Neeva?

See the results of this poll: Which spelling?

Respondents: 23 (This poll is closed)

  • Niva : 12 (52%)
  • Neeva: 11 (48%)

I actually prefer it spelled [name_f]Neva[/name_f]. But out of [name_f]Niva[/name_f] and [name_f]Neeva[/name_f], I’d choose [name_f]Niva[/name_f].

[name_f]Niva[/name_f] is so pretty! I like this spelling the best, but [name_f]Neeva[/name_f] is the more common/intuitive spelling in [name_f]India[/name_f] based off a Google search, so it depends whether you want to go with your own preference (which I’d say do) or what would be easiest in your country :slight_smile:

I initially pronounced [name_f]Niva[/name_f] with a short I as in give, so I personally would go with [name_f]Neeva[/name_f] which is more straightforward. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the meaning of sun!

I agree with pp, [name_f]Neeva[/name_f] is easier for pronunciation! I would also really adore [name_f]Neva[/name_f] :slight_smile:

Thanks all for your Insight!!

[name_f]Neva[/name_f] is too out there as a spelling option as an [name_f]Indian[/name_f] name - it’s really only spelled the 2 ways. I don’t think anyone in my community would know how to pronounce [name_f]Neva[/name_f] (looks like slang for Never).

I like [name_f]Niva[/name_f] - I’m used to ethnic names with the ‘i’ sound being pronounced like “ee.” To me using two "e"s in a row looks too trendy, or trying hard. [name_f]Niva[/name_f] lookds more classy to me.

I like the look of [name_f]Niva[/name_f]!

[name_f]Neva[/name_f] is the common way to spell it here in the midwest.