Any views on Ruth?

(36 Posts)
Whatwhatwhat Mon 09-Sep-13 14:52:31

What do you think?

FrauMoose Mon 09-Sep-13 14:54:54

I like it.

GreatNorthRoad Mon 09-Sep-13 15:03:05

The Irish can't say it, they pronounce it Root

People in parts of the SE say Roof

When you have to give your name over the phone, everyone thinks you've said Liz confused You often have to spell it.

Other than that it's a great name, given to wonderful people grin

mrspaddy Mon 09-Sep-13 15:03:21

Beautiful.. Classic name

YoMamma Mon 09-Sep-13 15:04:01

I love it

Lovely.

Whatwhatwhat Mon 09-Sep-13 15:31:52

All good!!

squoosh Mon 09-Sep-13 16:00:39

'The Irish can't say it, they pronounce it Root'

That'll be some Irish pronounce it Root. I don't have any problems with the 'h'. I have to say though I'm not a fan, it's a bit of a snooze of a name.

noisytoys Mon 09-Sep-13 16:01:23

It's my middle name smile

DaleyBump Mon 09-Sep-13 16:01:57

It reminds me of an old woman, but that might just be me.

DawnOfTheDee Mon 09-Sep-13 16:02:14

It's inoffensive but just a bit 'meh' to me. Not very dynamic. It's like the magnolia of names.

squoosh Mon 09-Sep-13 16:02:31

Tiny, angry, wizened old woman.

idiot55 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:03:26

Love it, nice and short, easy to spell, impossible to mispronounce and difficult to shorten , so all good!

GreatNorthRoad Mon 09-Sep-13 16:07:09

Yes, sorry Sqoosh, i thought that as soon as a pressed post

Spookey80 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:08:01

I like it too, dh doesn't.

CordeliaRose Mon 09-Sep-13 20:11:21

Love it smile
Agree that it's a classic name.

Dull.Sorry.

Seaweedy Mon 09-Sep-13 20:20:59

This Irish person can pronounce it perfectly and agrees it is a snooze fest.

Purplelooby Mon 09-Sep-13 21:29:05

Lovely.

EnjoyEverySandwich Mon 09-Sep-13 21:35:21

I've never liked it because, ironically, it makes me think of its opposite meaning: ruthless.

I suppose it's because that's one of those odd words where we never use the positive form. Like disgruntled and uncouth.

vaticancameo Mon 09-Sep-13 21:36:43

Lovely, but doesn't work with monosyllabic surnames IMO.

GreatNorthRoad Mon 09-Sep-13 21:41:03

Ah but that one makes a great "joke" at a leaving do Enjoy - "They thought we were tough before but now we're going to be ....."

Heard that one a few times over the years!

Biscuitsneeded Mon 09-Sep-13 21:54:33

I think it's a strong name for a principled and not overly frilly person. I like it.

Vatta Mon 09-Sep-13 22:06:18

It's good, and meets the mumsnet test, ie she could grow up to be a model, or a teacher, or a high court judge.

She can't be a pirate, of course, but then maybe you're happy ruling that out as a career choice.

Whatwhatwhat Mon 09-Sep-13 22:48:26

Good but boring seems to be consensus.
Thanks all. I like it I think.

bootsycollins Mon 09-Sep-13 22:50:42

I love Ruth.

elah11 Mon 09-Sep-13 22:51:40

Beautiful timeless name! I love it.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 09-Sep-13 22:54:24

I love it. I don't think it's boring at all; it's strong and classy.

PeacockPlumage Mon 09-Sep-13 23:01:22

I love it, but then I think there's beauty and interest in simpler things. Some says it's boring but what's an exciting name? I think the fact that it is less common, easy to spell and pronounce and has a very long history make it much more attractive to me than the overly frilly, girly names that are popular at the moment.

It fits the bill for a name that suits a baby, child, teen and adult and has nice nn. I put it in the same camp as Mary, Rose, Anne/a, Beth, Kate, Tess, Ellen, Jane if that's any help.

BackforGood Mon 09-Sep-13 23:03:19

Bit late to the party, but I like it too, if that helps grin

EnjoyEverySandwich Mon 09-Sep-13 23:13:18

I disagree that it's easy to pronounce. Someone has already mentioned the tendency of -th to be pronounced like -f.

Add to that the not uncommon inability to say R, and you may end up with Woof shock

FloraFoxley Mon 09-Sep-13 23:14:26

Awful, boring, old fashioned, really meh and biblical

minidipper Mon 09-Sep-13 23:16:10

I love it. She is my all time favourite woman from the Bible. I love her story. Immensely strong, kind woman. Great name.

WinkyWinkola Mon 09-Sep-13 23:27:55

A bit staid.

WinkyWinkola Mon 09-Sep-13 23:30:01

Loads of livelier biblical names about.

Rachel
Miriam
Naomi
Abigail

toisa Mon 09-Sep-13 23:48:02

Boring.. Sorry...

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