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Astrid or Phoebe?

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feb1982 · 19/04/2022 00:00

Please help! Our beautiful DD arrived almost 2 weeks ago and we named her Astrid Phoebe Rose. We're now wondering if we got the names the wrong way around and she is more of a Phoebe than an Astrid. But is this the sleep deprivation talking? We love both names and just can't decide! Generally we've had very positive reactions to her name (although I know that my family prefer the name Phoebe).

Have you been in a similar situation? If so how did you make up your mind! Grateful for any thoughts on each name too.

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DurdleSnore · 16/01/2023 23:00

@feb1982 Thanks for updating! I love the name Astrid.

Enko · 17/01/2023 08:49

If dh prefers Astrid and you like it then stick with it. Family will get used to it even if they prefer Phoebe.

Personally I prefer Phoebe but i grew up in Scandinavia and really dislike how Astrid gets said in English the name itself is gorgeous.

LulooLemon · 17/01/2023 13:52

Astrid is lovely

feb1982 · 17/01/2023 18:43

Thanks @DurdleSnore , we're really pleased that we held our nerve!

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Indacathouse · 17/01/2023 20:42

Love astrid
Hate phoebe

alotoftutus · 18/01/2023 04:47

Phoebe is 100 times better - although I do have one so am slightly biased but I love it. Astrid to me sounds quite hard

LowbrowVictoriana · 18/01/2023 11:37

Ah, good update. I love Astrid, reminds me of stars and vikings.
Never been keen on Phoebe... it sounds weedy, and like a nickname -Feeby.

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