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Hebe...

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Will she be forever confused with Phoebe? Have to put up with Constant jokes about the 'Hebe Jeebees'?

We both like it which is shocking the only other name we both agree on is Flora.

I really don't know Roses that's a whole other can of worms grin

It wouldn't be Elizabeth though,too bland.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 01-Aug-13 23:10:45

I love love love Hebe but because some people may not have heard it before it may get confused with Phoebe!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 01-Aug-13 23:19:16

I know a little Hebe I think it's a very sweet name

Rhubarbgarden Thu 01-Aug-13 23:22:20

I like it. A shame Hebes are such boooooring plants though. Flora is beautiful and would have been my choice if it didn't unfortunately rhyme with my name.

Mollie272 Fri 02-Aug-13 02:26:08

I love Hebe - great name!

ProphetOfDoom Fri 02-Aug-13 16:29:32

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hackneyzoo Fri 02-Aug-13 16:34:56

My DD2 is Hebe (Elizabeth), it does sometimes get confused with Phoebe, but it's not really a problem.
I love it and have had lots of positive feedback about it. If you like a name go for it, every name has the potential to be confused or have negative connotations.

hackneyzoo Fri 02-Aug-13 16:37:35

Most people I have met have associated it with Greek mythology rather than the plant....it is a boring looking plant! (But apparently the national plant of NZ.) Never heard about it being used as Jewish slang and live in quite a Jewish area.

Yes,it was that blog Schmaltzing grin

I quite like the plant blush but agree the mythology is more interesting and I just love the way the word sounds.
I feel the same way about Arlo...it's a name I could say over and over just for the love of the word blush

hackneyzoo Fri 02-Aug-13 22:44:18

UpTheFrigg, my garden is now full of them, been given hebes left right and centre! At least there are a lot of varities smile

Heebiejeebie Fri 02-Aug-13 23:19:40

It's a perfect name.

mootime Sat 03-Aug-13 11:36:24

I love Hebe. Beautiful name.

I think,quite shockingly,we may have settled on Hebe grin

My granda was affectionately call heebie by my gran, he was Herbert. So you could still use it.

I also love Blythe, but with ds being Blair, to matchy matchy!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 03-Aug-13 18:13:48

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