We do not live in the UK right now but are planning to return sometime in the next few years. I'm curious to know how popular these names are in the UK at the moment. Parents with children at school age- are these names cropping up all over the place? Also hoped of giving my child an unusual name. Love all three equally.
Scarlet Rose Ruby Joan (Joan a family name) Astrid (not sure on a middle name here yet)
DD1 is 15, and there was a Scarlett at her nursery, but I haven't heard of many others.
Ruby was very popular a few years ago. It was very unusual when DD1 was little, (she knew one from a toddler group) then all of a sudden, it was everywhere, I think inspired by that song by the Kaiser Chiefs.
I have never met an Astrid, but I love the name. My mother bought dolls for us and made them brides' dresses one Christmas, when DSis and I were small. My sister's was fair haired and called Astrid; mine had dark hair, and was called Lola.
In the list from the Office for National Statistics of girls names registered in 2013, Ruby is #11, Scarlett is #17 (Scarlet #180) and Astrid is #626. You're much better using this as an indicator than children who are in school at the moment because name trends have changed so much!