Olive or Phoebe

Hello! Thoughts on [name_f]Olive[/name_f] and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]?


[name_m]Both[/name_m] are nice. I far prefer [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]. While [name_f]Olive[/name_f] has a lot of charm, I find it evokes the drab color and the oily if tasty food more than the beautiful plant. But that is just my taste, and while I’m sure others share it, many don’t, and I’m aware it has plenty of use as a name and positive connotations. [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] though I just find light and airy and mythical and evoking birds and it’s both in the Bible and in [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m], I believe, in any case it’s just a fabulous name, I’d consider it strongly if my husband liked it more. Of course I know some have a strong association to the ditzy [name_m]Friend[/name_m] but that reference is getting older and isn’t all bad. For me I never watched that show much so that never got too strong for me.

I love love love [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]. [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] is sweet and sassy, has lots of history, is on trend without being boring and banal and overused. It is just awesome. I’d be so excited to meet a [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f].
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]… I don’t hate [name_f]Olive[/name_f], but I’m not really fond of it anyway. Too wordy for me. It is a food and a color. I prefer [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] or [name_f]Olivine[/name_f] (or even [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]).

[name_f]Olive[/name_f] is very cute, but I find [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] to have more depth.

I vastly prefer [name_f]Olive[/name_f]. [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] sounds frilly and flimsy, to me, and the ones I’ve known have been, well, ditzy. I know it has history, but it sounds like a nickname. [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Fifi[/name_f], [name_f]Bebe[/name_f].
[name_f]Olive[/name_f] is cute and upbeat, but still serious.

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], definitely.

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] is my fave of the 2 but I do like them both. If we didn’t have an “O” last name I would be fighting for [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] or [name_f]Olive[/name_f] myself.

I like them about the same, both are adorable and spunky. I think [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] slightly wins out though.

I’m not a big fan of either name. [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] looks lovely written down, but I don’t like the pronunciation. I have a hard time disassociating [name_f]Olive[/name_f] with olives. I prefer [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]. If I had to choose between the two, I would go with [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f].

I much prefer sweet, mythological [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] to [name_f]Olive[/name_f]. I would prefer [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] to [name_f]Olive[/name_f] because it always struck me as strange to name your child after a food item.

With [name_f]Olive[/name_f], it’s nice enough but each point in its favour is outweighed by other names I like more. I like the color green and the tree… but prefer [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]. I like the vowel beginning, but prefer [name_f]Opal[/name_f]. I like the edgy buzzy v sound but prefer [name_u]Vivien[/name_u] or [name_f]Livia[/name_f]. I like the image of peace, but prefer names that mean dove. There’s nothing really WRONG with [name_f]Olive[/name_f] but somehow it’s always a runner up for me.

I really like [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]. It has a light sound, but a rich history. I like a lot of Greek names that end in -e, I find them the right balance of not too viciously clunky but not too made up. And it’s a moon name, which gives it a special evening charm for me.

I love, love, love [name_f]Olive[/name_f].

I find [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] a rather ugly name, if I’m honest, and I dislike the sound of it.

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] is one of my favs! [name_f]Olive[/name_f] is a name I truly truly detest. I always picture an ugly green olive with a pimento in the middle. Sorry.