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Martha or Phoebe

(29 Posts)
Ruththetooth Wed 03-Apr-13 09:25:43

Which do you prefer? Middle name will probably be Elizabeth. DS is Isaac.

OrchidFlakes Wed 03-Apr-13 09:46:26

Martha, it's beautiful x

MolotovCocktail Wed 03-Apr-13 09:48:20

Both are lovely, but Martha has the edge for me smile

BridalSuite Wed 03-Apr-13 09:53:14

Martha without a doubt

Willow36 Wed 03-Apr-13 09:53:16

Isaac and Martha
Isaac and Phoebe

Phoebe is the winner for me.

WildRumpus Wed 03-Apr-13 09:56:55

Gorgeous names. Equally lovely. But I would choose Martha as DD has 4 little friends called Phoebe and I only know one Martha (in her teens).

dashoflime Wed 03-Apr-13 09:57:19


Sunnysummer Wed 03-Apr-13 10:02:45

Both are lovely! Phoebe is prettier to me, and maybe easier for nicknames.

TicketyToc Wed 03-Apr-13 13:55:17


monica77798 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:25:43

I think Phoebe works better with Isaac, as Willow says, but Martha works better with Elizabeth. Although I think Martha goes with Isaac more than Phoebe goes with Elizabeth. Both nice names though.

MoonHare Wed 03-Apr-13 16:36:14

Prefer Martha but Phoebe is also lovely. Opposite to another poster - I know 4 Martha's (3 of them under 3yrs) and only one Phoebe.

Ihatepeas Wed 03-Apr-13 16:49:06

Phoebe.. Gorgeous!

Smitten1981 Wed 03-Apr-13 16:58:01

Martha's on my list, so that's my vote!

kelou75 Thu 04-Apr-13 09:40:12

Both my all time favourite girls names but for me Pheobe just pips Martha as ive loved the name since I can remember and seems a prettier sounding name, however my dp loves Martha more! Decisions, decisions.....

everlong Thu 04-Apr-13 10:02:07

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BassDownLow Thu 04-Apr-13 10:04:09

Definitely Phoebe.

GW297 Thu 04-Apr-13 10:19:49


ThenWeTakeBerlin Thu 04-Apr-13 10:21:04

I prefer Phoebe.

WildSwansatCoole Thu 04-Apr-13 10:23:43

Martha.Phoebe too harsh sounding in my opinion.

sheeplikessleep Thu 04-Apr-13 10:34:59

Prefer Martha too.
But I don't dislike Phoebe.

imonkey Thu 04-Apr-13 12:04:12

Martha is my favourite of the two, it's really lovely. Phoebe is nice but I instantly think of Lisa Kudrow in Friends, thousands probably don't though!

SanctiMOMious Thu 04-Apr-13 13:29:38

Both nice, but Phoebe is nicer. I knwo lots of Marthas. Iwonder if Friends holds people back from choosing Phoebe

Snazzynewyear Thu 04-Apr-13 13:44:23

Both lovely. I really love Phoebe, but think Martha goes better with Elizabeth (another great name) as you don't have the repetition of the 'be' sound. Not that you often say the full name but there you go.

smother Thu 04-Apr-13 22:38:00

Martha my dear

RegularVoltaire Thu 04-Apr-13 22:44:01

Definitely Phoebe.

I've never 'got' Martha.

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