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#1 Phoebeandme

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:22 AM

WDYT? Is Henry really popular in your area? Does it work as a brother to Phoebe?

Other names we are considering are Alexander, Oscar, James, Charlie, William

#2 Riotproof

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:28 AM

It definitely works. I don’t think it’s overly trendy in my area, but I do know of one under 5.

#3 rosie28

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:34 AM

I think it works nicely with Phoebe. We know 3-4 younger (under 7) Henrys, I’d decide it as fairly popular.

#4 Pink Flamingo

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:42 AM

I love it and all the other names on your list. I think Henry and Phoebe sound lovely together.
I know of one Henry so it’s not overly popular in my circles. I have a son with one of the names on your list which seems to be more common than Henry.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:55 AM

Henry is ok, the only one I know is a teen-ager. Phoebe and Oscar goes best or james

#6 IamtheMumma

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:08 AM

I think it goes really well. I don't know any Henry's personally but it is a very common name (which is fine).

#7 MooGuru

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:20 AM

I love the name Henry. I know 2 who are both about 8 years old.

I prefer Alex, Oscar or James with Phoebe though.

You have a great selection of names.

#8 Hands Up

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:37 AM

It works well with Phoebe but yes extremely popular. I know several friends with a Henry and daycare also has a few.

#9 José

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:45 AM

I like it.
And agree that it's popular.

#10 Ozquoll

Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:48 AM

I like Henry, but I like the other names on your list more ;-)

Around here, I'd say Henry is not as common as the other names on your list - there's a LOT of Charlies and quite a few James'.

#11 EmmaFY

Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:28 PM

In DS' daycare there are 3 Henry's. At my school, there are probably a handful under 8-9, and 1 in year 6.

It is a lovely name, and fits very well with Phoebe.

#12 Mands09

Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:31 PM

Never come across a Henry in any of my kids class’ or daycares so far. William on the other hand is very popular. Lots of Charlie and Alexander’s around here too.

I love Henry and Phoebe.

#13 blimkybill

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:10 PM

Henry is popular around here and I know several.  I think it is my favourite of your options, as well as Oscar.
I also love Harry  because I have a friend with twins Phoebe and Harry.

#14 Ollie83

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:11 PM

Henry has grown on me, working in early childhood I’ve seen how popular it can be. But in saying that working in Adelaide I could name a dozen under 5. Living in rural Vic maybe 5 or so.

It works well with Phoebe and if popularity doesn’t worry you go for it :)

#15 lucky 2

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:30 PM


#16 Dianalynch

Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:32 PM

I love the name Henry, yes it’s popular but not outrageously so...there are two Henrys at my kid’s primary school, and I know another 3yo, we’re in a metro area.

#17 ali-song

Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:43 PM

I know a Henry with a sister Phoebe - which may answer both your ‘does it match’ and ‘is it popular’ questions.

#18 gettin my fance on

Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:12 PM

I love Henry and it's a great match to Phoebe.

Not at all popular in my area - but I live in Bogan-ville.

#19 Cat12

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

You must be our spirit companion. I have a Henry and a William. I really wanted to use Alexander. My neighbour, best friend and sort of sister in law has a James, a Charlie and an Oscar!

#20 Gudrun

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:34 PM

It's a yes from me.  Great classic.  Mind you everything seems to go with Phoebe.

I would leave James and Charlie off the list and definitely add Henry.

#21 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:42 PM

Henry works fine with Phoebe - as do all the other names on your list.
Can't see any issues with any of them.

They are all fairly popular.

I always think the best way to check fir popularity is to look at  official statistics - people's individual exoerience will vary and doesn't really tell you much.

I checked and all bar Oscar are in the top 20. With Oscar sitting just outside on 23.

#22 Pip_longstockings

Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:24 PM

View PostImaginary friend, on 17 November 2019 - 07:42 PM, said:

Henry works fine with Phoebe - as do all the other names on your list.
Can't see any issues with any of them.

They are all fairly popular.

I always think the best way to check fir popularity is to look at  official statistics - people's individual exoerience will vary and doesn't really tell you much.

I checked and all bar Oscar are in the top 20. With Oscar sitting just outside on 23.

While I do think you should check the offical statistics if you have a problem with popular names, I don't think it is representative of your own experiences. I live in an area where there are many 'old' names, William, James and Oscar, are by far the most popular with multiple in every grade, I only  know 2x Charlies and one Alexander and one Henry. Loads of Harry's. The most popular names are Tom (5 in one of my kids grades) and Sam's. Even Oliver, there are only 2. But we do have about 3x Cruz's, Lincolns and Orlandos. Just choose a name you love. Henry is a fabulous name and goes well with Pheobe.

#23 Chookster6

Posted 21 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

Popular But nice name. is my nephews name, I also have nephews Alexander and William :)

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