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  1. #6
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    All I think of is The Office, and as much as I love the show, I hate Phyllis. She's such an annoying character. Still, I really don't like Phyllis as a name.
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  2. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ali_absolutely View Post
    All I think of is The Office, and as much as I love the show, I hate Phyllis. She's such an annoying character. Still, I really don't like Phyllis as a name.
    I think this may be one of the problems with it. It's clunky, but other clunky names have made a comeback (Beatrice, Mabel, Doris, etc), but it's association with an unlikeable character on a well known tv show makes it hard for people to get past.
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  3. #10
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    Sep 2012
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    I like the Phyllis character, and I think she embodies the stereotypes of the name.

    Even if I completely divorce my ear from all stereotypes, preconceptions, cultural associations, etc, I still don't like Phyllis. It sounds wet, like you're spitting at someone when you say it, and kind of mushy.
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  4. #12
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    Jun 2012
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    I agree with Blade. I don't think it has the right kind of sounds to come back. A lot of the old-fashioned names that came back into popularity are really light and airy (Emma, Ella, Ava, etc), whereas Phyllis is just.. mushy.
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  5. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Humboldt, California
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    One of my closest friends is named Phyllis. Goes by Lys/Lyssa. She's 18. Very smart and witty.

    The variation Phyllida is nice.
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