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girls name: which one of these 2 do you prefer?

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Karen2012 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:43:14

I already have a son Elliott and we have a potential boys name but unsure for a girl (due in 2 weeks!). I love both for different reasons so your opinions would be helpful!:

Phoebe Hope (worried a bit common) or.....
Colette Hope (worried a bit similar sounding to Elliott?)

Thanks :-)

TodaysAGoodDay Sun 06-Jan-13 19:43:15


mija1 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:10:41

Colette just because I knew a Chihuahua named Phoebe once

Karen2012 Sat 05-Jan-13 20:51:42

Thanks so much for ur replies. Now 39 weeks so really need to make our minds up now. Really I just need to have 2 girls so I can use both! grin

lockets Tue 01-Jan-13 22:55:02

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3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 22:54:57

pheobe but only because the other is too similar.

Bessie123 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:46:44

I was expecting horrible names on this thread as per most of them, but your 2 options are both lovely. If it makes a difference to you, Phoebe is quite a Christian name, are you a Christian? That was the only thing that took Phoebe off my list. I used to love a book when I was a child about a little girl called Phoebe who had a hot water bottle. And Colette sounds very stylish.

Ficidy Tue 01-Jan-13 22:41:21

Really don't like Phoebe, but Colette is lovely. A classic name that would be good at any stage of her life. Phoebe is not an old woman's name.

scarecrow22 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:07:40

Both lovely, but love Colette: feminine, elegant, strong. And some pretty potential nicknames.

elsabel Mon 31-Dec-12 22:44:24

Phoebe is lovely and nice for all ages, not so keen on Colette, sorry

Viviennemary Sun 30-Dec-12 22:16:04

I'm not overkeen on either. Cecilia is lovely.

nooka Sun 30-Dec-12 22:16:00

My grandmother was a Nicolette, which I think is a bit softer than Colette and wouldn't sound so much like Elliott.

I'm not personally keen on Phoebe, but really you need to chooe the name you love the best.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 30-Dec-12 22:13:04

I see you have pretty much settled on Phoebe - good choice smile

Though I like Hope a wee bit more.

Colette an awful lot less!

Elliot is very cute smile

GalaxyDisaStar Sun 30-Dec-12 22:10:05

I agree with others. I like Colette, but too similar to Elliot I think. Phoebe for me.

Karen2012 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:41:35

Phoebe definitely having the majority of votes :-) thank you so much for your honesty and suggestions on other names. I also love Hope as a name but think i like Phoebe more but wanted to get it in there somehow! (I'll probably now change my mind in hospital and go for Hope)

having said all this..... baby will probably be a boy (Benjamin) now!

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Sun 30-Dec-12 20:47:08

Phoebe Hope is beautiful. Not keen on Colette. How about Cecilia? (Patron saint of music, if that association has meaning for you).

ozymandiusking Sun 30-Dec-12 20:44:37

Phoebe is the name of my grandaughter--- I love it and her, she is the light of my life.
Elliot is the second name of one of my grandsons, I love that name too (and him)

Beamur Sun 30-Dec-12 20:35:50

Phoebe and Hope are lovely. Not feeling much love for Colette - sorry.

LemonBreeland Sun 30-Dec-12 20:32:30

Phoebe, that is what dd was meant to be, but dh twisted my arm to something else.

I also love Elliot btw.

ohfunnyFRANKENface Sun 30-Dec-12 20:19:58


ManicMuppetMania Sun 30-Dec-12 20:18:21


lottiegarbanzo Sun 30-Dec-12 20:16:13

Phoebe, lovely.

It could just be an association with one person but I think goes further, so I hear Colette as downmarket trying to be fancy, or worse (yes, porny).

Otoh, I think Celeste, Camille and Celia and lovely. also Clara and Claudia.

Don't like Phoebe at all, sorry, and do like Colette but wouldn't use it with Elliot.


CheckpointCharlie Sun 30-Dec-12 20:02:41

I love Elliot, would have been my choice if I hadnt had girls!
My girl is Robyn which I love so so much. Cant put the other cause it will out me but it was very uncommon ten years ago (unheard of) and now is top 3. angry

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 30-Dec-12 20:01:10


I'd want to sing "Colette, the best a man can ge-e-et" in the style of a Gilette advert

Gingerbreadpixie Sun 30-Dec-12 19:58:48

Phoebe smile

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