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  #1  
September 2nd, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Hello,

I am looking for unbiased opinions on how Niveya would be pronounced by someone seeing the name for the first time. I would love your help on this. I've asked my friends but they already know the pronunciation I want, so it's not really that helpful.

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September 2nd, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Niv-ee-yuh or ni-vay-uh. I could see it going either way. My first reaction would probably be ni-vay-uh because of the popularity of Nevaeh.
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September 2nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
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I think ni-vay-uh.
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September 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
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ne-vay-ah

("ne" sounds like nicole)
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September 2nd, 2011, 04:52 PM
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I agree with PP, Ni-vay-uh...pretty! although I could also see it pronounced Niv-ee-uh...which is gorgeous!
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September 2nd, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Ni-vay-uh
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September 2nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Ni-vay-uh or Ni-vee-uh - is how I would pronounce it.
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September 2nd, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Ni-vay-uh or Ni-vee-uh - is how I would pronounce it.
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September 3rd, 2011, 05:30 AM
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I'd say ni-VAY-uh, on the first try, simply because of Nevaeh.
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September 3rd, 2011, 10:21 AM
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I would say it Niv-ee-yuh like the lotion brand.
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September 3rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Same as Nevaeh and then I think of Nivea.

I like your spelling much better than Nevaeh if that's the pronunciation you intend.
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September 3rd, 2011, 11:20 AM
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ne-vay-ah

("ne" sounds like nicole)
^ditto
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September 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Niv-ay-uh
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September 4th, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Ni-VAY-ah. I do like the other pronounciation but its not what I hear when I read it spelled like this
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