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UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:02:39

Will she be forever confused with Phoebe? Have to put up with Constant jokes about the 'Hebe Jeebees'?

We both like it which is shocking the only other name we both agree on is Flora.

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 01-Aug-13 20:03:32

I love Hebe it's so beautiful.

minipie Thu 01-Aug-13 20:04:41

Great name miles better than Flora

I wouldn't think it would be confused with Phoebe. Might get the odd heebie jeebie joke but I suspect that phrase won't be much used by their generation onwards.

CreatureRetorts Thu 01-Aug-13 20:05:46

Sorry it's an odd one. Hebe jeebies!

MrsBungle Thu 01-Aug-13 20:14:27

Sorry, I think it's odd too. I think people would think "did she just say phoebe?" I think flora is quite nice.

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 20:17:00

Its lovely! I know one Hebe who is 10 and its not been an issue for her. Her sister is Posy smile

I like it smile I also like flora but I fear that is ruined by the spread, bit like felixis ruined by the cat food.

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 20:17:27

Is baby def a girl then?

TheFillyjonk Thu 01-Aug-13 20:19:10

My name is Flora, and I do get a lot of butter jokes ("Are yer legs spreadable?")

Hebe is a great, strong name. Along the same lines as Hero and Rhea.

ProphetOfDoom Thu 01-Aug-13 20:19:54

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MoreThanWords Thu 01-Aug-13 20:20:32

I know a Hebe - no Phoebe confusion - there's probably been some heebie-jeebies word play but that's no worse than, say, juicy Lucy.

And tbh, Flora would probably get called Marge .......

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:24:19

Not definitely....the sonographer couldn't see properly,but said 'twas probably a girl...

Flora is a bit tainted, I also just feel a bit meh about's lovely...but,but,but...

DP is pretty much letting me choose whatever I like,but I do want him to like it as well,his face lit up when I mentioned Hebe grin and normally he likes names I really don't.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:29:43

Blythe has been on the is lovely.
Glad to hear of some RL Hebe's smile

And yes,any name has some silly joke attached to it,I just hoped this one wasn't too obvious....
our other DC are Skye and Arlo,both quite marmite names I suppose. Do you think Hebe 'fits' okay?

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 20:35:30

Yep I think it goes well with your other names smile

Its lovely, you do realize you will both agree on Hebe and baby will then be a boy! grin

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:37:27

Oh yes,I fully understand that is what will happen...we'll even have a middle name sorted I expect wink

I'm glad Hebe has some MN approval....I'm really starting to love it...

BikeRunSki Thu 01-Aug-13 20:39:16

My "probably boy " is called Amy grin

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:42:47

SchmaltzingMatilda I keep you have a blog,where you go by a very similar name? Or is my babynaming brain working overtime? grin

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 01-Aug-13 20:44:07

@ bikerun did you have a boys name ready?! Was it a big shock? <prepares self>

KateCroydon Thu 01-Aug-13 20:45:29

It's archaic antisemitic slang.

SanityClause Thu 01-Aug-13 20:46:09


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Wbdn28 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:53:05

As a reference to the plant it's a nice name, but unfortunately there's also the slang use of the word as mentioned by *KateCroydon".

BikeRunSki Thu 01-Aug-13 20:58:43

Frigg, b and g names lined up, but DH is a control freak and paid for s private scan too, so she was expected.

I like Hebe, unaware of slang usage until now, but think she will be confused for Phoebe. I speak as someone with an unusual name ( for my ave, v common now) which sounds almost, but not quite, like a very common name.

KateCroydon Thu 01-Aug-13 20:59:09

Sorry for bringing up something so vile, but it's my first reaction to the name.

SanityClause Thu 01-Aug-13 21:13:30

Sorry, the "Nice!" referred to the name, not the post above mine.

It's one of those names you forget about, but when you hear it, wonder why it isn't more popular.

RosesInTheRain Thu 01-Aug-13 21:36:59

I know one, she's 5. It really suits her- she's bright and sparky and it just fits smile What middle would you go for? My first thought is Hebe Elizabeth

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