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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.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 04-Apr-13 23:03:25

Phoebe. Martha's an old lady name. That's just my opinion though blush

Love love love issac !! smile

forgetmenots Thu 04-Apr-13 23:00:16

Martha, love it

DessieLou Thu 04-Apr-13 22:55:21

I prefer Martha but Phoebe sounds better with Isaac (which I love btw!) smile

DorisIsWaiting Thu 04-Apr-13 22:46:31

Martha by a long way, I like Phoebe but I love Martha!

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

Definitely Phoebe.

I've never 'got' Martha.

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

Martha my dear

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

Martha.Phoebe too harsh sounding in my opinion.

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

I prefer Phoebe.

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


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

Definitely Phoebe.

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

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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.....

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

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

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

Phoebe.. Gorgeous!

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.

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.

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


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

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

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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).

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

Isaac and Martha
Isaac and Phoebe

Phoebe is the winner for me.

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