Ruairidh or Rory

(80 Posts)
smiler389 Thu 04-Apr-13 17:29:21

Pronounced the same....roar ree
hubby is a Scot, live in England.

smiler389 Thu 04-Apr-13 17:29:53

What do you think? Thoughts all appreciated :-)

prefer the second one

If you are living in England temporarily, by all means go with Ruairidh, but if you are planning to stay south of the border, go with Rory. Especially as you don't say you are bothered either way.

harleyd Thu 04-Apr-13 17:31:19

rory
like the name, but the other spelling is way too bizarre for my liking

popperdoodles Thu 04-Apr-13 17:32:28

Rory will be so much easier for him. If you spell it the first way you are setting him up to either having it spelt wrong or spelling it out for the rest of his life.

Lepreporn Thu 04-Apr-13 17:32:36

I know a baby ruairí. Pronounced the same as Rory. I'm Irish. I prefer the Rory spelling though .

AmandaPayneAteTooMuchChocolate Thu 04-Apr-13 17:32:48

If you plan on staying in England, Rory I think.

daimbardiva Thu 04-Apr-13 17:33:04

Rory. If the pronunciation is the same there's no need to give your boy a name which he'll spend his whole life spelling out to others...

Love the name though smile

YeahBuddy Thu 04-Apr-13 17:34:00

I have a Ruairidh, we live in England. Prepare to have lots of people go confusedconfusedconfused if you plan to spell it that way. But saying that, I absolutely adore his name and wouldn't have it spelt the other way grin

bassingtonffrench Thu 04-Apr-13 17:38:25

rory is a lovely name. I couldn't cope with the other version though.

Bunbaker Thu 04-Apr-13 17:39:52

As everyone else has said. It wouldn't occur to me to pronounce Ruaridh as Rory.

smiler389 Thu 04-Apr-13 17:39:57

We're quote keen for him to have a sense of his Scottish heritage but we will be staying down here most likely. His middle name will be very English. Thanks for the comments! Had seen the Irish spelling too and several others!
Especially thanks Yeahbuddy. How old is your Ruairidh?

weebarra Thu 04-Apr-13 17:40:11

I love Ruairidh and know a few - couldn't use it for DC3 as DH is dyslexic and would have issues with the vowels!
People will have problems spelling it but unless your DS is going to be called Tom someone will always have difficulty with it!

Viviennemary Thu 04-Apr-13 17:42:17

Not that bizarre spelling. It would be a nightmare.

BalloonSlayer Thu 04-Apr-13 17:44:10

I know someone with a grown up son called Ruairidh and she told me he is so fed up with no one being able to spell his name that he has given up and just spells it Rory.

However, I have noticed that Rory seems to be being used as a girl's name in the US (like Robin) so if that bothers you, you might find the other spelling useful.

weebarra Thu 04-Apr-13 17:44:48

Vivienne - not bizarre. Gaelic.

dancemom Thu 04-Apr-13 17:47:06

Ruairidh isn't pronounced as Rory though

Ruairidh is pronounced Roo-are-thee or Roo-are-eee as its Gaelic

If I saw Ruairidh I wouldn't pronounce it like Rory.

dancemom Thu 04-Apr-13 17:48:04

And yes I'm a Scottish Gaelic speaker!

Thewhingingdefective Thu 04-Apr-13 17:50:15

I like Ruairidh best. I have already baggsied it for DS3 if we ever have one. Roo for short.

ithaka Thu 04-Apr-13 17:51:06

I was going to say - I wouldn't pronounce Ruairidh and Rory the same.

We have a Ruari in our family. We are Scottish, but it is spelled Ruari - so pronounced Roo-are-ee, but easier to spell than the Gaelic.

beanandspud Thu 04-Apr-13 17:51:23

I love the traditional spelling and we had it on our list (DH is Scottish but we live in England).

In the end we decided that since we were unlikely to go back to Scotland DS would have a lifetime of hmmconfusedhmm and went for something completely different.

weebarra Thu 04-Apr-13 17:51:36

Yes dancemom, was going to say that there's a little bit of a difference between the two.

DH is Irish, but we went with the anglicised Rory for DS2. Unfortunately, thanks to that sodding racing car, it is often spelled Roary around here. Gives me The Rage it does <mutters>

BourbonsAndTea Thu 04-Apr-13 17:58:33

I used to know a Ruaridh. He was very proud of his name.. maybe a little precious.. and insisted it was pronounced Rou-ree. I also remember someone joking that his parents might have sneezed while signing the birth cert. Having said that I like the more unusual Ruaridh spelling smile

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