Shell script to replace a part of filenames

I came across a situation I want to change a part of filenames.
I have many nvXXXX.nii files, and I want to change it to n1vXXXX.nii.
Below is the shell script I came up with.
The point is using sed.

#!/bin/bash
# A script to change a part of filenames.
for FILE in $*
do
echo $FILE | sed -e "s/nv/n1v/" # This is optional. I just want to display the filenames on the monitor.
mv $FILE `echo $FILE | sed -e "s/nv/n1v/"`
done

The below might be better if I want to use the new filenames as some variables.

#!/bin/bash
# A script to change a part of filenames.
for FILE in $*
do
echo $FILE | sed -e "s/nv/n1v/"
NEWFILE=`echo $FILE | sed -e "s/nv/n1v/"`
mv $FILE $NEWFILE
done