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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?

MadBusLady Sun 20-Jan-13 19:48:16

I know a really cool Ruth (late 30s) so yes, like it.

chocolateicecream Sun 20-Jan-13 19:48:45

My Dd 1 is a Ruth. She does suit it and likes the name too. We did have a wobble when a boy at a Birthday party told her that she was named after a part of a house. She's got over that one now.

chocolateicecream Sun 20-Jan-13 19:49:26

Oh, she is 7.

thewhistler Sun 20-Jan-13 21:58:45

It needs a two or three syllable name to follow.


Allthesanityinme Sun 20-Jan-13 22:10:58

Lovely, classic name great bible character origin and suits all sorts of ages and personalities imo

thenightsky Sun 20-Jan-13 22:12:24

DD has Ruth as her middle name:

Charlotte Ruth.

emsyj Sun 20-Jan-13 22:15:44

My DD (2.5yo) is Ruth. We wanted a name that was unusual in the sense that she wouldn't be one of four in her class at school (like I was! grin) but that people would be able to spell and that wasn't too out-there.

Her middle name is Ann, which I think is rubbish if I'm honest - I don't like Ruth Ann together but we wanted to use Ann as it's both my DMum and MIL's middle name, so family reasons - but they do sound a bit 'meh' as a combo.

DD gets called Roo, Ruthie and Ruthie-Roo.

shine0ncrazydiamond Sun 20-Jan-13 22:17:06

No, hate it.

Too biblical and old fashioned.

GlassTrees Sun 20-Jan-13 22:19:35

My friend has a 13 year old Ruth who gets called Roo mainly and Ruthie. I love itenvy

lisianthus Sun 20-Jan-13 22:27:24

I really love Ruth as a name. I love "virtue" names, and the story of Ruth is one of the loveliest biblical stories (had the reading at my wedding...). It's also a very subtle virtue name with a beautiful meaning (Mercy).

glastocat Sun 20-Jan-13 22:29:36

I hate it because it reminds me of a horrible relative.

Tinkerisdead Sun 20-Jan-13 22:30:38

My middle name is Ruth and i too had the reading at my wedding. I hated the name as a child and really like it now.

Casmama Sun 20-Jan-13 22:31:14

I think it is a really dull name despite the fact it is my middle name.

TheSecondComing Sun 20-Jan-13 22:32:04

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PurpleStorm Sun 20-Jan-13 22:37:51

Ruth's quite a nice name.

Not a name that I associate with any particular age of person, as I've only ever met a handful of Ruth's.

Devora Sun 20-Jan-13 22:42:16

Like it. Loads of Ruths in my family, but none children. Would you well with a frillier middle name like Josephine or Arielle.

Anonymumous Sun 20-Jan-13 22:46:55

What do you call a woman with tiles on her head?


It's a no from me! But then I don't know any. I'm Ruthless...

williaminajetfighter Sun 20-Jan-13 23:06:02

Know a few people named Ruth including a six year old but really think its a dreadful name. Incredibly dull and not at all sexy or beautiful.

I'm not a fan of one syllable names. Dan. Dave. Liz. Ann. Ruth. Etcetera.

williaminajetfighter Sun 20-Jan-13 23:09:46

Sorry my last message sounded quite harsh. I just think Ruth is very immemorable. Martha is fab though. Strong. Teutonic. The name of a little girl or the director of a company!

evamummy Sun 20-Jan-13 23:11:22

I find it very harsh and unfeminine, sorry.

AnathemaDevice Mon 21-Jan-13 07:15:22

I like it- in fact, DC3 (who is due next week) with be Ruth if I have a girl. I like the fact that she won't be one of several in her class when she's older, and it's a name suitable for all ages.

Bunbaker Mon 21-Jan-13 07:23:04

I much prefer it to Martha. Unfortunately the father of the Ruth I know cannot pronounce "th" properly so she gets called Roof at home.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 21-Jan-13 13:18:34

I love it and it would have been on my shortlist but DH's family can't pronounce the 'th' sound. hmm

GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 21-Jan-13 13:21:50

I know two mid-20s Ruths. Nice enough name.

ninah Mon 21-Jan-13 13:22:00

I love it
Martha is vile though

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