Ruby or Mila?

(27 Posts)
BloomBloom Thu 04-Jul-13 10:16:24

I really like Ruby and its also a family name, my great grandmothers name, so I have always had it in mind. The popularity of it is a bit off putting but I like it too much to not use it for that reason.

Mila I have seen and I just think it looks and sounds really pretty, although not as strong as Ruby.

Which do you prefer? Is Ruby too popular now?

SilverSixpence Thu 04-Jul-13 10:48:27

Both are pretty, I haven't come across a Ruby myself

othersideofchannel Thu 04-Jul-13 10:52:51

Wasn't Ruby THE most popular girls' name a few years ago? I know quite a few. Personally I much prefer Mila, very elegant and beautiful - will you pronounce it Meela or Myla (to rhyme with Lila)?

BloomBloom Thu 04-Jul-13 11:55:34

Thanks Silver I dont actually know any Rubys either, but do know its popular, in the top ten.

Thanks otherside think I prefer the myla way of pronouncing it, dont know if meela sounds like a shortened amelia?

How would you assume it would be pronounced if you saw it?

sooperdooper Thu 04-Jul-13 13:50:20

I think Mila Ruby sounds nice together, I've always thought that Mila was pronouced like Millar?? But maybe I'm wrong!

winterlights Thu 04-Jul-13 13:58:54

Ruby- nice, I know one, surprised it's not used more often

Mila- dislike, think no-one will know how to pronounce it. Mile-ah? Mill-ah? In some countries the 'l' would be silent, so it might be pronounced 'Mia.' Also reminds me of the actress Milla Jojovich.

bugsybill Thu 04-Jul-13 14:14:36

Mila would have pronounciation issues. I would say
mee-lah. If you like my-lah how about maya?

Ruby is nice and is popular but not hugely popular. I have only met a couple.

My sister is Ruby and has found in recent years its soared in popularity. Never used to happen but she keeps hearing it in supermarkets, parks, walking down the street plus has found one in most of her DC's classes. I've noticed it too.

I think Myla is a nice name, means its would always be pronounced how you like and on googling Myla comes up as a proper name with a few other people being called it.

Myla Ruby sounds good to my ears.

HenriettaPye Thu 04-Jul-13 16:08:06

Definitely Ruby- I have a little 10 month old Ruby gringrin

ZolaBuddleia Thu 04-Jul-13 17:24:04

Prefer Mila. I'd go My-la.

What about Mire? Pronounced Meera?

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 04-Jul-13 18:42:10

Mila.

It's Mee-la isn't it,as in Mila Kunis.

NowPlayingZone Thu 04-Jul-13 19:09:42

Ruby. Far nicer, but not too popular.

Layl77 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:12:30

I thought it was mee-la too. Both nice I can't decide bit Mila Ruby does sound and look nice.

KLou1105 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:31:14

Love both of them, ruby is not a really popular name I know only one ruby. I agree You could have Mila ruby? Think they go nice together x

BloomBloom Thu 04-Jul-13 20:35:16

Thank you all! So its either Mila Ruby or Ruby Mila grin

BloomBloom Thu 04-Jul-13 20:36:04

Think Mila Ruby does have a nice ring to it, pronounced meela though

Elquota Thu 04-Jul-13 22:33:15

They're both nice names and either way round would be fine smile

edendvatri Sat 06-Jul-13 02:16:55

Mila is pronounced Mee-la, it means "dear"

prefer Milena (mee-leh-na) to Mila

squoosh Sat 06-Jul-13 02:38:47

Definitely go for Mila.

Rubys are everywhere!!!! This generation's Lisa/Karen/Sharon etc.

Happymum22 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:21:18

Mila, as others have said it is less common. My DDs love that there was rarely another girl with their name in their class.

Would it be shrot for anything? Millicent, Camilla, Amelia? I quite like it as it is tbh.

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 22:53:04

Yes go with the Myla spelling.

Mila still looks like mee-lah to me.

Anjou Sun 07-Jul-13 06:14:35

Both are very pretty. Ruby HAS been very popular, it's true. Accordinf to Top 100 name lists that is. I only know 2 in RL: one is 7, the other is 2. Still a lovely name though.

Mila, as others have said, is pronounced Mee-la. really pretty. I like Milla (Mill-uh) too. Myla I personally don't like the sound of (reminds me of Skylar) and the spelling looks too much like Myra. Which has obvious connotations.

Mila may well become more popular due to Mila Kunis. I'm sure there's a way to check the rising popularity of names online but I don't know how, I'm afraid. If popularity doesn't bother you then that doesn't matter.

Good luck!

badtime Sun 07-Jul-13 10:42:45

Mila is Mee-la. If you want My-la, use Myla. I like both better than Ruby.

sandberry Sun 07-Jul-13 13:36:26

I'd go for Ruby, it is on the way down now. Was super popular about six years ago.

Mila is nice but it will be mispronounced constantly, could be Mill-a, Meela, Myla etc

Turniptwirl Sun 07-Jul-13 15:08:23

I really like both names

I know a Mila pronounce Mee-la and think its a lovely unusual and very pretty name

I also know a teenage Ruby and think that is also a very pretty name

PleaseDoNotAdjustYourSet Sun 07-Jul-13 19:08:24

I prefer Mila of the two.

Mila Ruby sounds lovely. I also prefer it as mee-la.

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