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Phoebe, Poppy or Holly?

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babysoon1 Mon 20-Sep-10 09:54:37

Opinions gratefully received? only got 2 weeks or so left now! I know people think poppy suits baby more than adult, but surely that will change with the next generation as there are so many of them??

thighsmadeofcheddar Mon 20-Sep-10 09:55:21

I like Holly the best.

BuntyPenfold Mon 20-Sep-10 10:28:02

Love Holly, dubious about Poppy, not Phoebe because school calls them Beefy. Beefee, Febee, geddit? <sigh>

rachel234 Mon 20-Sep-10 10:34:18

I only like Phoebe. I find Poppy to close to Poopy and Holly to Christmassy.

hulabula Mon 20-Sep-10 10:42:57

Pheobe is lovely. Classic and underused.

Not keen on Poppy or Holly - they're both a bit too cutesy for me.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 20-Sep-10 11:14:52

Holly, by a long way.

Katz Mon 20-Sep-10 11:16:26

I'd have to say Phoebe

EauRouge Mon 20-Sep-10 11:17:55

Phoebe. I know too many dogs called Poppy and Holly for it to be a person name for me.

SirBoobAlot Mon 20-Sep-10 11:20:00


mopsyflopsy Mon 20-Sep-10 11:27:56

Another vote for Phoebe.

Poppy and Holly are too trendy/fashionable for me. I prefer more classic elegant names.

cuppatino Mon 20-Sep-10 11:29:57

Phoebe, Poppy is cute but not sure for adults. Holly is meh....

emmyloo2 Mon 20-Sep-10 12:25:16

Phoebe or Holly. I like both of these. Probably prefer Phoebe.

Poppy is cute but not really for adults. Plus a little bit trendy for my tastes. The other two are much more underused in my opinion.

MarshaBrady Mon 20-Sep-10 12:28:06


Sunlightdances Mon 20-Sep-10 14:27:48

I know a few adults called Holly and love the name Phoebe. I think you're right about Poppy; I associate it more with cats than I do with people, and definitely more with children than adults.

timetomove Mon 20-Sep-10 15:03:15

I know an 8 year old Phoebe and she has never been called beefy so far as I am aware (although she isn't). She does sometimes get Feeble (she is a bit) but I think in an affectionate way. Also Fifi or Fee. Great name.

MyMamaToldMe Mon 20-Sep-10 15:12:32

Love Phoebe - great name

NiceCuppaT Mon 20-Sep-10 16:33:42

Phoebe is awful, I just don't get it!! Feebs = urgh!

Holly is nice but better for a Christmas baby.

Poppy I like, and she will be fine as an adult with all the Millies, Tillys, Daisys, Maisies, Lilys etc...

mo3g Mon 20-Sep-10 16:37:52

I only like poppy not keen on phoebe and think holly Christmas as others have said good luck

SacharissaCripslock Mon 20-Sep-10 16:44:48


Rockbird Mon 20-Sep-10 16:54:51

Phoebe is pretty, Poppy is horrible and Holly is dull.

sophiesmummie Mon 20-Sep-10 19:20:55

I don't really like any, but if I had to choose, I'd say Pheobe. But it won't translate will into other languages imo.

Mumcah Mon 20-Sep-10 21:04:10

I love Phoebe

Rach109 Mon 20-Sep-10 21:41:43


DirtyMartini Mon 20-Sep-10 21:45:06

Phoebe -- classic (Shakespearean & all) and classy.

Poppy: used to like it as is quite pretty, but too much "of the moment" now, starting to get on my tits because of trendy associations. Bodenesque.

Holly: edging towards naffness

NotanOtter Mon 20-Sep-10 21:46:08

Phoebe classy

others not

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