I've dreamed of naming my daughter Phoebe since I was in about the 3rd grade. WELL before Friends and Charmed. Phoebe was my Great Grandmother whom I thought exhibited so many characteristics of a strong woman and that was why I have been in love with it. Good thing my DH was on board, too, otherwise I would have had name disappointment. There are times when people, even my sister and own father, have said she's going to be made fun of b/c her initials are PP. Well, kids can find anything to tease about, and I will do my best to teach her to ignore... I don't usually get negative comments, more of "oh, that's an OLD name" or "how different". Well, my name is Franchesca, with an 'h' in the middle, so you don't have to tell me about different. And DH is Geoffrey. COMEON, we are a family of different names... I was told growing up that my name is unique because God made me unique in myself. I like that.
Now, if anyone does say something, I'll try to bite my tongue, but watch out, I might be the B on the block!
Phoebe Grace 6-22-11; 8# 1oz, 21" long/19# 12oz and 30.5" long at 1 year; 23# and 33.5" at 18 months! And oh my! Grew 3" in 3 months! 36.5" at 21 months... long and lean like her mamma was growing up.
Me & Geoff, 39; DD Phoebe, our June Bug