Phoebe

(46 Posts)
CaipirinhasAllRound Sun 09-Feb-14 20:12:00

What do you think? Do you know many?

DipDabDabDip Sun 09-Feb-14 20:12:52

I'm feeding one to sleep right now. I love it! obviously

HighVoltage Sun 09-Feb-14 20:15:30

It's a lovely name. None at my DS's nursery, one at his friend's.

DipDabDabDip Sun 09-Feb-14 20:17:34

Oh and in 10 months I've only met one other at a baby music group and she was 3.

AlmondFrangipani Sun 09-Feb-14 20:19:02

I had my DS 6 months ago and I know 2 Phoebe's born the same time. So to me it's increasing in popularity but still a lush name!

winterhat Sun 09-Feb-14 21:10:39

Lovely name.

DramaAlpaca Sun 09-Feb-14 21:11:13

Love it.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 09-Feb-14 21:18:22

Just reminds me of 'Friends' I'm not keen personally. Hebe's got a similar sound but looks much prettier and is more unusual

Gorgeous name. Know only one aged 5.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Sun 09-Feb-14 21:25:40

<totally outs self>. I am one! smile

LifeOfPee Sun 09-Feb-14 21:33:03

Love love love it. Was on my list (if DS had been a DD!)

It doesn't matter how popular it is. She will be your Phoebe, the one and only. Names become popular because they're nice.

Dovahkiin Sun 09-Feb-14 21:34:48

I've got one smile 15 months on, I'm so glad we chose the name as it suits her perfectly - bright, happy ( increasingly foot stampy...) Most people mention that they've only known one other Phoebe, of various ages. I say go for - obviously.

MarthasHarbour Sun 09-Feb-14 21:39:31

I love it - it's cute, (but is also a name that can 'grow up' IYSWIM)

Despite the popularity of Friends in the 90's/00's i dont know any DC's with that name.

Go for it smile

Jellypudmum Sun 09-Feb-14 21:41:52

My dd is called Phoebe. Only one in her school (she's 7). Not met another one IRL. Like the name meaning as well.
Shop assistant this week commented what a lovely name it was when she overheard me speaking to dd.
never crosses mine or anyone else's mind about the Friends connection.

CaipirinhasAllRound Sun 09-Feb-14 21:56:50

Thanks everyone, am thinking this could be the one. We have 9 ish weeks to go and don't know if we're having a boy or a girl
What 3 syllable middle name would you put with it (short surname)?

freckledleopard Sun 09-Feb-14 22:08:36

DD (almost 13) is the only Phoebe in her year. Be warned, though, it is almost invariably spelled incorrectly by EVERYONE! We've had Pheobe, Feebie, Pheeby and even Furby!

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 09-Feb-14 22:09:12

Ooh I really like Phoebe and don't know any others.

How about:

Phoebe Jessica
Phoebe Harriet
Phoebe Violet
Phoebe Isobel
Phoebe Abigail
Phoebe Annabel

I think it suits a 3-syllable name with the stress on the first syllable smile

MooncupGoddess Sun 09-Feb-14 22:12:56

'What 3 syllable middle name would you put with it (short surname)?'

Hmm... I'd go for something quite solid and traditional. Katherine, Madeline, Isabel, Harriet, Maria, Naomi, Miranda, Margaret?

Queenmarigold Sun 09-Feb-14 22:14:46

Will struggle to spell it!

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Sun 09-Feb-14 22:17:25

I know one Phoebe who'll be three in a couple of months. Nice name; it's got more popular over recent years but not rocketed up the charts out of nowhere as some names have, and looks to have plateaued so I don't think you'll be falling over small Phoebes.

Personally I'd look for a family middle name to put with it, but maybe

Phoebe Rosalind
Phoebe Josephine
Phoebe Madeleine
Phoebe Juliet

justhayley Sun 09-Feb-14 23:27:19

If my bump is pink I think she'll be phoebe. Only met one at DS swimming she's about 2 1/2 I think.my friend just used it as a middle name for her little one.

I agree 3/4 syllables work best. I think names with an a sound at the end work well.
I like
Phoebe Isabella
" Amelia
" Olivia
" Sienna
Also love Pheobe Autumn rose but DP would never go for that.

Only1scoop Sun 09-Feb-14 23:28:57

2 at nursery
Beautiful name

Innogen Sun 09-Feb-14 23:30:22

My sister is an 18 year old Phoebe. I think it is gorgeous, though our mother would be gutted about the popularity if she were naming her now.

shalo2 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:34:01

My new daughter is called Phoebe! I love it and everyone comments on what a lovely name it is!

Love it! Our friend's DD is a 6yo Phoebe who is quiet but feisty.

We would have seriously considered it if we hadn't known one well already.

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