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Rueben/Reuben/Ruben Which spelling would you use?

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lostindevon Sun 25-Sep-16 16:51:53

Hello All,
So baby is three days old and we've just decided on a name, but are now struggling with the spelling!
Any insights/considerations?

I love the way Ruben sounds, but not sure which spelling to go for,


Friolero Sun 25-Sep-16 16:52:17


AllPowerfulLizardPerson Sun 25-Sep-16 16:54:56

Reuben - that's the Biblical spelling, the best known and the one most likely to be perceived as normal/correct.

TalkAllAboutIt Sun 25-Sep-16 16:55:27

Reuben - though DS has a Rubén in his class at school.

MrsHathaway Sun 25-Sep-16 16:55:35

Rueben is just wrong.

Reuben is the usual spelling.

Ruben is ok but risks being mispronounced or muddled with other names.

So ... Reuben!

Congratulations on your lovely newborn! bearflowers Do give him a good head-sniff from me grin

Loyly Sun 25-Sep-16 16:57:56

Definitely Reuben.

jenniuol Sun 25-Sep-16 17:03:21

Also agree Reuben. Lovely name. Congratulations!

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 25-Sep-16 17:05:39

I'd say Reuben is the most obvious spelling and therefore I'd use that. Congratulations!!

GrouchyKiwi Sun 25-Sep-16 17:06:26

Agree with Reuben. He won't have to tell everyone how to spell his name if you use that one.

Foxtato Sun 25-Sep-16 17:07:11

Reuben - Lovely name and congrats!

maitaimojito Sun 25-Sep-16 17:10:02


Roomba Sun 25-Sep-16 17:17:26

Definitely Reuben.

Tubbyinthehottub Sun 25-Sep-16 17:18:33

Not Rueben

strawberrypenguin Sun 25-Sep-16 17:18:51

Reuben. Lovely name OP

blueskyinmarch Sun 25-Sep-16 17:21:21

Reuben - because that is the correct spelling.

BoxofSnails Sun 25-Sep-16 17:28:05

Congratulations!! Reuben - it's an Old Testament name and that's how it's spelt - why change it. Lovely boys name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Sep-16 17:29:26


JasperDamerel Sun 25-Sep-16 17:30:52


GoNorthDarren Sun 25-Sep-16 18:03:48

Reuben. I have never seen the other spellings before so I think if you used them people might misspell a lot.

Surf25 Sun 25-Sep-16 18:09:20


Dizzydodo Sun 25-Sep-16 18:11:55


CordeliaFrost Sun 25-Sep-16 18:40:18

Reuben because that's the usual English spelling.

Rueben is a misspelling.

Ruben is the Hispanic spelling.

OldLagNewName Sun 25-Sep-16 18:42:16

It'll get misspelled whichever you choose, so I'd go for whichever you prefer.

chinlo Sun 25-Sep-16 19:03:17

It'll get misspelled whichever you choose, so I'd go for whichever you prefer

Except that, as shown by this thread, 99% of people would spell it Reuben (the correct way). So it'll get misspelled much more if you spell it any other way.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sun 25-Sep-16 19:05:04

Congrats! definitely Reuben

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