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#1 alisakeys

Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:45 PM

My husband and i really like the name Phoebe but don't like the spelling. can anyone suggest a cuter spelling?

#2 MadamFrou-Frou

Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:48 PM

Gorgeous name, but I think any other spelling would look silly, e.g Feebee.

#3 ms flib

Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:51 PM

There's only one way to spell Phoebe. Creative spelling of baby names is a bit silly. Good luck!

#4 Restraint

Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:13 PM

Feebie
Pheebie
Phybhe
Fybhaoigh
Pfaighwaoigh

Have you considered Caitlin?

#5 lilacbutterfly

Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

My 5 year old niece is Phebe.It looked weird to start with but I am used to it now.

#6 cinnabubble

Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:35 PM

There's no other way to spell Phoebe that doesn't look tryhard and crap IMO.

#7 Indriya

Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:52 PM

Yeap stick to the original or LilacButterfly's Phebe is quite nice.

#8 Magi Ianthe

Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:15 PM

Phoebe is a lovely name but I only like it spelt traditionally.

#9 newkie

Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:33 PM

Devi, you have me literally laughing out loud Tounge1.gif

I agree with the PP's that the name is gorgeous as is.

#10 Guest_Millipede_*

Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE
can anyone suggest a cuter spelling?


No.

#11 Wen1965

Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE
Feebie
Pheebie
Phybhe
Fybhaoigh
Pfaighwaoigh

Have you considered Caitlin?


laughing2.gif

There is only one spelling of Phoebe for a good reason.

#12 writestuff

Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

I tend to think the spelling is part of the name.  If you don't like it, it's not the name for you.

#13 PinkPrincess

Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:51 PM

In my opinion there is only one way to spell this name and that is Phoebe. If you spell it any other way it will just look silly and wrong.

#14 idunno

Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

Phoebe has 6 variant forms: Febe, Pheabe, Phebe, Pheby, Phoebey and Phoeboe.

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#15 emwill

Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:24 PM

I agree with PinkPrincess, there is only one way to really spell it. Change the spelling and she will have to spell it for everyone for the rest of her life!!!Emma

#16 lady*of*thelake

Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

I think the traditional spelling is classic and beautiful, and to muck with it will make the name a lot less nice.

#17 bekko

Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:51 PM

I love Phoebe and Phoebey - they are both lovely.  grin.gif


It looks silly with an "F"

#18 *chan*

Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:41 PM

Devi - LMAO!!!!

Just spell it properly, or choose a different name original.gif

#19 ~*GeeWhizzles*~

Posted 20 December 2007 - 02:52 PM

Is there a reason you want it to be 'cute'?

It will be ok when she is small, but I am not sure that she will be overly impressed at 25 to explain that her name is spelt feeeebbeeeeee (you get my point) because her mother thought it was cute!?

#20 joolz

Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:54 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!
Please dont! Just leave it to the traditional spelling, and save everyone the hassle!
I agree with the PP, your child will have to spell it for the rest of her life!!!! Sorry, this is my pet hate, people who want to change the spelling of names for no particular reason....."Phoebe" is 'cute' as is.

#21 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:10 PM

I agree with the pp, if you don't like the spelling Phoebe then choose a different name. How about Fiona? It's similar sounding.




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