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Poppy Or Ruby

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Pinkheart5915 Tue 10-May-16 12:49:36

I am 27 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. Have 2 choices for the name either

Poppy Iris
Ruby Iris

Which one would you pick?

ABitAsleep Tue 10-May-16 13:01:37

I prefer Poppy, and have always loved it. Ruby to me is just meh.

Although they are both quite 'cutsey' and lovely for babies and children, but can't really imagine them on adults. However there are plenty of babies with these sorts of names now, so in 20 years it will be normal for adults i suppose. I just can't picture a Ruby or a Poppy as the Prime Minister or the CEO of a big business.

KERALA1 Tue 10-May-16 13:05:51

Poppy doesn't work for the over 8 s IMO though will be shouted down by all the mums of Poppy's no doubt.

allegretto Tue 10-May-16 13:07:10

I prefer Iris as a first name but if I had to choose - Ruby.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 10-May-16 13:08:57

Definitely Iris wink

Is there no chance that Iris could be in the running as first name? It really is lovely, and much lovelier than the other two.

RaeSkywalker Tue 10-May-16 13:09:42

I prefer Poppy. However, I think Ruby would suit an adult more.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 10-May-16 13:15:26


FudgeCat91 Tue 10-May-16 13:19:07

Always loved Poppy. Earmarked for any future daughter of mine smile

megletthesecond Tue 10-May-16 13:22:38


Poppy and Ruby are both nice but have been used a lot over the last few years.

EagleRay Tue 10-May-16 13:25:20

Poppy is lovely by DD has 4 friends of this name in her class at nursery!

If you like flower names, there's loads of lovely ones which aren't used nearly as much - my newborn has one!

Pinkheart5915 Tue 10-May-16 13:25:54

Maybe time to rethink not using Iris as a first name

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 10-May-16 13:29:56

I dont like Iris.

Poppy is much nicer.

Hecegoza Tue 10-May-16 13:30:38


Flopsyhopsy Tue 10-May-16 14:25:39

I really dislike both Poppy and Ruby, sorry.

But Iris is lovely!

pilates Tue 10-May-16 15:38:14

Ruby Iris

HamaTime Tue 10-May-16 15:50:45

I think Iris preceded by either makes it sound like an eye disease, although I like Iris best out of the three by a country mile

twinjocks Tue 10-May-16 15:57:45

Ruby - lovely name

sonlypuppyfat Tue 10-May-16 15:57:47

Not very keen on names that end in y or ie I think they sound a bit girly if that makes any sense

mrsschu Tue 10-May-16 16:07:48

I prefer Iris too but beyond that Poppy is nicer than Ruby IMO. I think Ruby will become very dated. I know a Poppy who is in her late 30's and has a senior job in Finance so I don't think of it as not suiting an adult.

MessyBun247 Tue 10-May-16 16:10:22

I think Poppy suits a baby/child, but not a teenager or adult.
I like Ruby smile

RiverTam Tue 10-May-16 16:11:08

All are lovely. I'd go Iris, Ruby, Poppy.

firawla Tue 10-May-16 16:12:47

Poppy, I like both though

Pinkheart5915 Tue 10-May-16 17:40:32

Will have another talk with DH about Iris as a first name he wasn't keen before, our middle ground was Ruby or Poppy as a first name as he liked Elizabeth but I really don't.
I want Iris in the name somewhere after my 86 year old grandmother.

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 18:37:08

I think they've both had their day and won't be due a resurgence for fifty years or so.

CPtart Tue 10-May-16 18:55:48

Both rather wet. Iris is ok.
Elizabeth is much nicer. Classier, strong and timeless with options for plenty of nicknames.

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