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Is Phoebe too popular?

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UnoriginalNN Tue 25-Oct-16 12:34:20

I thought we were sorted on the name front, but DH just threw in Phoebe as a curveball and I really like it.

I see it's now in the top 30 which doesn't really bother me and I don't know any personally but I live in the middle of nowhere

Is it becoming too popular?

PoloZolo Tue 25-Oct-16 12:37:12

It probably depends on where you live, I know a couple, but I wouldn't say it's overly popular, doubt they'd be a few in the same class for example.
I think it's a lovely name, don't let the fact that it's top 30 put you off if you love it.
Also it's the kind of name that suits a baby/little girl as well as an adult.

roseteapot101 Tue 25-Oct-16 12:39:37

thats such a nice name ,its a name i have not heard really

ExcellentWorkThereMary Tue 25-Oct-16 12:42:01

I love the name Phoebe. I know one Phoebe aged 3, that's all. None in any of my kids classes at school etc. I'm not sure it matters anyway, I've never really understood why lots of people liking a name enough to choose it is a bad thing... and one of my sons names is apparently not even in the top 50 yet there are 3 in his class!

If you like it, go for it. "Popular" isn't a bad thing!

Chinlo Tue 25-Oct-16 13:23:24

I don't classify top 30 as "too popular".

CharminglyGawky Tue 25-Oct-16 13:36:33

It seems like a really familiar name probably because of friends.... But I don't think I have ever actually met one! So in my experience it's not very common at all!

cosmicglittergirl Tue 25-Oct-16 13:40:44

I've had Phoebe on my list for years (DH vetoed for both DDs), but I still love it. I've met one at nursery (saw the name was spelt wrong too!)

I think a top 30 name doesn't necessarily mean you'll be tripping over them.

Marcipex Tue 25-Oct-16 15:43:21

I only know one, who is four, and i know a lot of preschoolers.

Pontoufle Tue 25-Oct-16 16:20:44

It's a lovely name. I've not met that many either so I guess it depends where you live/if you get lucky!

SorenaJ Tue 25-Oct-16 20:43:14

Phoebe is a lovely name.

Nonameyet1 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:46:10

It's a good name, go for it. What was the name you thought you were going to have?

UnoriginalNN Tue 25-Oct-16 21:00:13

Thank you everyone!

We are between Anna and Phoebe.

BarInSpace Tue 25-Oct-16 22:33:06

Both lovely names though I prefer Phoebe. I don't know any young Annas, and just one young Phoebe.

SansasEscape Tue 25-Oct-16 22:46:31

The only one I know is my 23 year old sister.

allthatnonsense Tue 25-Oct-16 23:01:33

Gorgeous name.

BadToTheBone Tue 25-Oct-16 23:12:39

Only know 2, both age 10.

JosephineMaynard Tue 25-Oct-16 23:17:14

I've never met a single Phoebe.

I know a number of Anna's with ages ranging from 3 to 40.

user1472334322 Wed 26-Oct-16 20:10:12

I know one Phoebe who is 4. I really like it and don't think it's that popular. I've seem it spelt Phebe too, not sure about that!

MrsBellefleur Wed 26-Oct-16 20:13:16

I have a Phoebe who's just over 3. Don't know any others, there are no others in her pre school and one of the workers said she hadn't had a Phoebe for about 18 years!

UnoriginalNN Wed 26-Oct-16 20:55:45

Thanks everyone, I thought it was way more popular!

MotherDuckSaid Thu 27-Oct-16 06:57:13

I've lived all over the place and have never met a phoebe , none in my children's school either. I'm surprised about it being top 30.
I like it 😊

Tryittwice Thu 27-Oct-16 06:58:12

I only know one aged 20.

Babybram2017 Thu 27-Oct-16 07:16:23

I have pheobe in my girl names choices smile i love it i dont hear of any pheobes around my area its a cute name smile

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 27-Oct-16 07:20:01

I only know one who must be about 7/8 now. Have you thought about Hebe? My friend has a little girl called Hebe similar sound but very unusual.

Footle Thu 27-Oct-16 07:24:45

Babybram, if you're going to use it you need to check the spelling.
I think Hebe is unusual because of the heebyjeebies.

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