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What do we think of Hebe?

(47 Posts)
skyward Mon 07-Sep-09 14:53:34

I saw it in a newspaper and thought it was lovely. MIL hates it, though my mum thinks it's nice. What do you think?

millenniumfalcon Mon 07-Sep-09 14:58:54


LynetteScavo Mon 07-Sep-09 14:59:29

exactly, falcon.

Twinsmommy Mon 07-Sep-09 14:59:58

Brings images of Hebe hair salon for me!

Blu Mon 07-Sep-09 15:00:09

It's lovely.

WowOoo Mon 07-Sep-09 15:00:34

I think of the plant that i don't really like.

swingsofglory Mon 07-Sep-09 15:00:55

Sister of a friend of mine has called her daughter Hebe.

We all thought [hmmm] i'm afraid. Sorry.

belgo Mon 07-Sep-09 15:05:22

I know an Iebe - pronounced ee- buh. That's pretty. Don't like Hebe though.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 07-Sep-09 15:08:05

I like it. Hasn't it got unfortunate connotations, something to do with someone falling down in a bush?

I prefer Veronica (the roman version of the name, iirc).

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 07-Sep-09 15:10:53

I think my last post was nonsense - apparently Hebe was the most beautiful of the greek goddesses. Nowt about falling over in bushes (where did that idea come from I wonder?).

boodleboot Mon 07-Sep-09 15:15:11

I really want to like it but just think that Phoebe which sounds almost the same is a far less 'take the piss-able' name for her....

diddl Mon 07-Sep-09 15:43:08

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Egg Mon 07-Sep-09 15:45:39

I know a gorgeous little girl called Hebe, so like it because of her, but would not have chosen it myself. She has a sister also with a flower name who is equally gorgeous!

noddyholder Mon 07-Sep-09 15:46:52

I love it V good friends little girl is 12 and called hebe and she is adorable

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 07-Sep-09 15:49:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hulababy Mon 07-Sep-09 15:59:57

I like a lot of flower names - Daisy, Poppy, Lily, etc. but I don't like Hebe I am afriad.

Tambajam Mon 07-Sep-09 16:00:13

In abstract I actually think it's a great name. But I'm afraid jeebies has ruined it.

diddl Mon 07-Sep-09 17:41:38

Did I say I love it??!!

GrendelsMum Mon 07-Sep-09 18:52:54

I love it - but I agree that I don't much like the plant.

mrswoolf Tue 08-Sep-09 01:02:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thumbwitch Tue 08-Sep-09 01:20:46

hmm, I quite like Hebe. More unusual than Phoebe and infinitely easier to spell. Depends on your surname to some extent though - remember that Hebe can also suggest "he be ..."

sleepsforwimps Tue 08-Sep-09 08:58:07

I love it, my ds would have been Hebe if he'd been a girl.

Wilts Tue 08-Sep-09 09:03:20

Ds1 has a friend called Hebe, I like it.

MmeLindt Tue 08-Sep-09 09:06:29

Would not know how to spell/pronounce it. I actually htought it was a boy's name.

fortyplus Tue 08-Sep-09 09:09:04

Do you really want to name a child after a small round bush?

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