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Opinions please Casper and phoebe

(21 Posts)
zippyswife Wed 02-Dec-15 17:06:12

I'm pg with dc#3. My boys have offered these suggestions. They are not names I've considered but I kind of like they are a bit different. I'm not letting them pick the name (ds' are 5&3... I barely let them pick their pants in the morning!) I just wanted your opinion on their suggestions.

Is Casper a bit posh? Is phoebe a bit twee?

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Dec-15 17:10:22

I like Phoebe.
I don't like Casper.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Wed 02-Dec-15 17:30:05

I went to school with a Kaspar - he was polish and the spelling avoided the friendly ghost connotations. Love Phoebe.

zippyswife Wed 02-Dec-15 17:41:16

Kaspar with the K is actually really cool. We are definitely not polish though. Could an English person pull it off?!

WingMirrorSpider Wed 02-Dec-15 17:42:38

I prefer Caspar to Casper. I like it I think, and Phoebe is lovely too.

SirChenjin Wed 02-Dec-15 17:44:54

Not so keen on Casper but like Phoebe.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Wed 02-Dec-15 17:45:03

Love them both.
Casper does make me think of the ghost but that's not a bad thing.
I don't think Casper is that posh.
Phoebe is gorgeous!

zippyswife Wed 02-Dec-15 17:59:39

Is phoebe a bit cutesy? I'm determined for a non-cutesy name. I don't think I've ever met one.

villainousbroodmare Wed 02-Dec-15 18:04:05

I like Phoebe. Not mad on Casper/Caspar.

toffeeboffin Wed 02-Dec-15 19:05:09

Love Caspar. Or Kaspar.

Do not like Phoebe (due to Friends)

RiverTam Wed 02-Dec-15 19:09:34

Don't like either, in fact I actively dislike Phoebe.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Wed 02-Dec-15 19:16:48

Phoebe is massively popular here - I think it's the Friends generation having babies!

celtictoast Wed 02-Dec-15 20:12:12

I like both Caspar (with this spelling) and Phoebe.

Jw35 Wed 02-Dec-15 20:18:33

I've heard of a kasper. His family are definitely not posh. Phoebe is ok but it is cute and I dislike Casper

ellenjames Wed 02-Dec-15 20:22:20

I have a Phoebe and it's not very common around my area. Not sure on Caspar sounds more like a pets name to me, but if you like it that's all that matters smile

TillyTolly Thu 03-Dec-15 14:16:00

Love Caspar and Casper (and also Caspian) and don't think it's posh at all. In fact, it's one of the best 'classless' names I can think of.

Not as keen on Phoebe but that may be because I grew up with so many of them and thinks it's a little cute.

Bellejournee Thu 03-Dec-15 14:20:56

Love Casper or Caspar. Friendly ghost is so old, no one under the age of 20 knows of it. Not so keen on Phoebe, not sure why though.

Thetruthfairy Thu 03-Dec-15 15:14:46

Both are lovely.

hobitty Thu 03-Dec-15 15:33:17

Casper is quite nice.

Dislike Phoebe, spelling looks strange/unintuitive and sounds like feeble.

Lottiedaydreambeliever2014 Thu 03-Dec-15 18:25:10

I think of Casper as a name with foreign origins, not posh. I'm not keen. I quite like Phoebe but I know it's a bit of a marmite name.

Montsti Thu 03-Dec-15 19:13:43

I love Casper but not keen on Phoebe

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