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September 24th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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We told our families what name we were thinking of and they all can't stand Phoebe. They act like they hate it! I am shocked. It won't change my opinion of the name, i just don't see what there isn't to like about Phoebe. So please, for those that don't like it. Why don't you? Do you strongly dislike it? Would you care if both grandparents disliked the name?
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September 24th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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I love it. If your family can't give a reason other than "it's ugly" for not liking Phoebe, don't pay attention to them. It will grow on them once they meet your baby girl.
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September 24th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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They say it reminds them of the character on Friends (ditzy blond) but I told them that's generational. When our Phoebe is older her peers and her will probably never have heard of the tv show!
They also just say it's too different! Poo on them cause we're using it!
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September 24th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Honestly, I am not very fond of the name. I don't like the way it sounds. I prefer more "girly" names that have L's, R's, or S's in them. It's pronounced fee-bee. To me, it just doesn't sound very feminine.

ETA: I think parents opinions should be considered, but not taken as the final word. All that really matters is that you and your husband love the name. Also, I would consider to whether you would be okay with having it as your name.
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September 24th, 2007, 06:08 PM
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I also agree with melissa (miracle)

I do not mean this in a bad way, so please dont take it personal.... i have just heard on more animals (dogs) and never on a person,
and beacuse of that i cannot see it on a child. I also just do not like the sound of it, fee-bee.......
Again, go with your heart and if you and your DH like it go for it, the name will grow on your family and
learn to love it because of your little girl.
Good Luck! (again, I do not mean for this to be a rude post, just my opinion)
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September 24th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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This is what I'm afraid of. I'm so afraid that we'll tell everyone what name we've chose & they'll all hate it and try to talk us out of it... then we'll 2nd guess ourselves. We've actually considered not telling until the baby is born & the name is on the certificate!!!

I like Phoebe, so I am as puzzled as you.
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September 24th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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I think Phoebe is one of those names that you either really like or really dislike. Personally, if you love it, I would not let their opinions sway you one bit. It's not like you're naming her something horrible, like... Gertrude... or something like that! If family members told me they didn't like my name choice, I'd tell them to kick rocks. It's not their name, and it's not their kid to name, so they can deal. I bet it will grow on them when your darling little girl is born... babies have a way of changing even the most closed minds!!
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September 24th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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I love it. If your family can't give a reason other than "it's ugly" for not liking Phoebe, don't pay attention to them. It will grow on them once they meet your baby girl.[/b]
I agree. Once they get used to it being your daughter's name, they'll associate it with her, not the "Friends" character.

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