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Is Phoebe popular in Ireland?

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 20-May-13 14:12:44

It's me again blush I know Phoebe is super popular in England but I have never heard it used in here in Ireland! Are there any Irish mumsnetter s out there who know any little girls called Phoebe???

quietlysuggests Mon 20-May-13 20:13:39

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Evi1984 Mon 20-May-13 21:25:46

Never heard of a Phoebe in Ireland, just a lot in the UK smile

EarlGreyTeabag Mon 20-May-13 21:26:56

I've never met a Phoebe here either.

AThingInYourLife Mon 20-May-13 21:28:12

I know one little girl of 4 and one woman in her 30s.

Amber76 Mon 20-May-13 22:55:23

Never heard it used but think its really cute.

LittleMissLucy Tue 21-May-13 02:30:59

There was an Irish Phoebe who moved to the USA with her mum and sisters in 2009 and died after being bulled.

wigglesrock Tue 21-May-13 10:37:51

I'm in NI and don't know or know of a single one :-) None in my dds primary school, none in baby group. Just double checked with husband and he doesn't know a single one either grin

burberryqueen Tue 21-May-13 10:40:21

i had an Irish great aunt called Phoebe if that helps...grin she would be about 120 if she was still alive - I used to imagine that it must be spelt ..

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 21-May-13 13:15:03

burberryqueen its mad to think of Phoebe being used back 120 years ago in Ireland. Although I know it's a very old name, it just seems it only became widely "known" since the explosion of friends. It's a lovely name to have in the family tree!

arabesque Tue 21-May-13 15:40:18

I don't know any Phoebes, of any age, in Ireland. Definitely not as popular here as across the water.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 21-May-13 15:53:20

How do you think it would be perceived in Ireland? smile

AThingInYourLife Tue 21-May-13 19:44:01

As I said, I know an adult Phoebe and a child Phoebe, and I think it's just perceived as their uncomm

AThingInYourLife Tue 21-May-13 19:45:42


Their uncommon, but well-known, easy to spell, easy to say name.

It's a nice name and very few people would be unfamiliar with it.

Pinkflipflop Tue 21-May-13 21:37:37

My dd will be Phoebe and I'm in N Ireland

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