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Iris1 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:46:45

Wondering what the general opinion of Ruth is?
Granny chic? Or just granny?
I think it's lovely and would suit a little girl. I also think it's a nice name for an adult. It's just barely heard of. Does it have the same appeal of say Martha?

Sabriel Sun 20-Jan-13 18:48:21

I've only ever known one Ruth. She'd be about 22 by now. Lovely name, suits a little girl, a teen and a woman.

GRW Sun 20-Jan-13 18:50:25

I like it and my daughter has a 14 year old friend called Ruth. It makes a nice change from the longer names that are fashionable now.

Bunbaker Sun 20-Jan-13 18:51:07

Love it. We have a Ruth in our family.

DessieLou Sun 20-Jan-13 18:54:15

I know a really lovely Ruth who goes by Ruthie. I really like it and it will definately be considered for another dd if we have one. Go for it!

bigbadbarry Sun 20-Jan-13 18:55:34

Lovely smile

thewhistler Sun 20-Jan-13 18:55:37

I love it.

Ragwort Sun 20-Jan-13 18:56:18

Agree, lovely name.

Lulabellarama Sun 20-Jan-13 18:56:42

My sister is Ruth, she's 27. I love it.

BanghamTheDirtyScone Sun 20-Jan-13 18:57:18

Sorry, so sorry but I really cannot like it.

Martha is much nicer though.

friendlymum67 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:58:13

I love it - tho am slightly biased as its my name (do hope this doesn't out me!) grin

VoldermortOrJackBauer Sun 20-Jan-13 18:59:31

Gorgeous name

yoyo123 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:59:35

I love Ruth..Not over popular, but a lovely name. My daughter is Anna ( she just looked like one) there are not many people with her name , but it is not a @wild and whacky' name. I went to school with 2 Ruths in the 70's and they were both lovely people!

lockets Sun 20-Jan-13 19:00:48

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Cakethrow Sun 20-Jan-13 19:01:30

I really like this name but am also biased . . . smile

JimbosJetSet Sun 20-Jan-13 19:03:35

... I second Cakethrow!!

Iris1 Sun 20-Jan-13 19:04:06

Wow the replies have really made me smile. I do know of one lady called Ruth who I went to school with, and she must be around 28 now and she was lovely and classy.

What middle name would you pair it with?

LynetteScavo Sun 20-Jan-13 19:04:13

It's underused.

I adore the name Martha.

Martha and Ruth could be sisters . (But Martha would be older wink)

I know several people my age called Ruth, but no children. DS did go to school with a Ruth-Anne, though.

Iris1 Sun 20-Jan-13 19:10:53

lynette Martha and Ruth are fab sibling names, and I can just see it with Martha being older and more sensible and Ruth would be adventurous and a bit silly!

mamalovesmojitos Sun 20-Jan-13 19:15:50

Love Ruth. I only know two, both are beautiful looking & have gorgeous personalities smile. Love Martha too.

happyhorse Sun 20-Jan-13 19:23:27

I think it's a dull name, very beige.

Eebs Sun 20-Jan-13 19:32:48

My name is Ruth and I have never liked it especially as I am from Essex and got called Roof. But now I have heard all these lovely comments about the name I will shift my opinion! I do like being called Ruthie though and think its an especially lovely nn when they are small.

lockets Sun 20-Jan-13 19:37:23

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Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 20-Jan-13 19:39:17

I have a dd Martha but am not a fan of Ruth for some reason.
Something about the way it sounds I don't like.
But it's not a terrible name infant I'd love it on someone else's child just not my own.

Selks Sun 20-Jan-13 19:44:42

It's a great name. Could work really well with a bit more 'showy' middle name such as Ruth Francesca

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