Thursday, May 18, 2006

P.O.D.'s Legacy: Nevaeh?

Suedo Apmuza
In 1999 only 8 babies were named Nevaeh (nah-VAY-uh). In 2005, 4,457 little Nevaehs entered the world. It is the fastest growing name ever.

It's not biblical. It's not a celebrity's name. How, then? According to the New York Times article:

The surge of Nevaeh can be traced to a single event: the appearance of a Christian rock star, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., on MTV in 2000 with his baby daughter, Nevaeh. "Heaven spelled backwards," he said.

Yeah, Nevaeh = heaven spelled backwards. (It is sorta cute...)

Now, call me crazy, but I'd say this Nevaeh thing that P.O.D. 'started' will have a bigger impact on the world than any of their music. In 20 years no one will be listening to P.O.D. but we'll still have (at least) 10,000 Nevaeh's proudly smiling and constantly saying, "It's heaven spelled backwards!" Get used to it now.

Azumpa Odeus out.

Indexed by tags Suedo Apmuza, Nevaeh, POD


Blogger The Good Reverend said...

I read that they can also trace the emergence of Madison, which is now consistently one of the top few girls' names, back to a single event: the release of the movie Splash.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Suedo Apmuza said...

The emergence of 'Suedo' will also traceable to a single event on this blog =)

I wonder if Seinfeld's "Seven" or "Soda" ever caught on?

1:58 PM  
Blogger The Good Reverend said...

Neither Seven nor Soda are in the top 1000 names for any of the past 15 years.

4:36 PM  

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