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Phoebe as a sister to Aphra??

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JanuaryJuniper Tue 14-Feb-17 09:23:52

Myself and duh really love Phoebe but have previously discounted it due to the popularity which does annoy me, I know some people will think this is silly! But I think compared to how very unusual Aphra is does it just not sit right?? I'm not in Britain btw and Phoebe is not even in the top 100 in my country however we are very close to Britain grin

JanuaryJuniper Tue 14-Feb-17 09:24:59

That should be dh not duh (though he can be a bit of a one wink)

SpongebobRoundPants Tue 14-Feb-17 09:40:53

I like them together, it's a nice contrast.

ShowOfHands Tue 14-Feb-17 09:42:21

Aphra is my no 1 girls name. I love it. Phoebe seems a bit humdrum in comparison.

JanuaryJuniper Tue 14-Feb-17 09:45:28

Showofhands what other names do you like....I'm so stuck for inspiration and seriously overthinking it at this stage confused

PansyGiraffe Tue 14-Feb-17 09:49:18

How about Hebe instead?

ShowOfHands Tue 14-Feb-17 09:54:44

I am past having babies so don't think about it tbh but if I'd had another, she'd be Josephine (Sephie) or Miriam.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 14-Feb-17 10:11:52

I've always loved the name Aphra. I also really like Lilith and Estella, which are both a bit more unusual.

reuset Tue 14-Feb-17 11:54:03

Phoebe works as a sister to Aphra. They don't have to be similarly popular/unpopular (we've just had huge thread about this topic smile)

BaymaxismyHero Tue 14-Feb-17 12:04:03

I'm biased as I have a Phoebe, so obviously love her name.
Don't be worried about popularity, in the big junior school she's in there are 2 of them.
Never known any others.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 14-Feb-17 13:54:17

Aphra and Hebe sound beautiful together. 👍

AnnetteKertan Tue 14-Feb-17 14:39:40

It's fine (I love Phoebe btw) although I know how you feel. I have a Xanthe but love the name Jessica for (if) any future dd but worry if it's a bit plain in comparison. However, I won't have to repeat her name 3 times or spell it out 😉

Leicesterpiggott Tue 14-Feb-17 14:53:51

Aphra and Inés?

JanuaryJuniper Tue 14-Feb-17 17:40:36

Funnily enough I had Ines on the list but just sort of forgot about it, yes I quite like that, it strikes a nice balance between not too popular but not crazy either and it's simple grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 14-Feb-17 17:43:18

Aphra and Ines, sound lovely together OP. ❤️

MrsMeeseeks Tue 14-Feb-17 17:53:05

I think Phoebe and Aphra sound just right together.

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