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What do you think of the name Ruth Frances?

(44 Posts)
Marmalade782 Tue 29-Nov-16 07:11:21

We have a long (4 syllable) surname. Is Ruth a bit TOO old fashioned?

LarrytheCucumber Tue 29-Nov-16 07:13:56

It does seem old fashioned, but isn't old fashioned 'in'.

Cucumber5 Tue 29-Nov-16 07:22:24

It's nice.

Nick name Ruthie

duskonthelawn Tue 29-Nov-16 07:25:14

I really like Ruth. It's a pretty name and all the Ruth's I've known were lovely 😊

knaffedoff Tue 29-Nov-16 07:28:01

I like it grin

KlingybunFistelvase Tue 29-Nov-16 07:52:50


Systamex Tue 29-Nov-16 07:57:54

Both beautiful, timeless names!

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 29-Nov-16 07:59:56

I love Frances I'm not keen on Ruth

CockneyViv Tue 29-Nov-16 08:04:25

Ruth Frances sounds a little American 'old money ' but I think Ruth is a pretty name

Allovertheworld16 Tue 29-Nov-16 08:06:21

I know lots of Ruths in their 50s and 60s. Sorry but they are all a type, very staid.

SpecialStains Tue 29-Nov-16 08:10:10

I really love it. Those are on my girls names list (I had a boy). It's a really nice and solid name.

Other names I liked were Rachel, Hazel and Martha.

Best wishes with the baby. smile

margiebargie Tue 29-Nov-16 08:11:12


EverythingEverywhere1234 Tue 29-Nov-16 08:17:17

Eek, I really don't like it, it's such a plain name to me, BUT it isn't my child, so if you love it, go for it.

SpotTheDuck Tue 29-Nov-16 08:24:12

I like both names, but I don't like how the "th" of the Ruth sort of runs into the "f" of frances....

MollyHuaCha Tue 29-Nov-16 08:44:57

They are lovely names. My only hesitation would be if you live in an area where the local accent often pronounces 'th' as 'f'.

Marmalade782 Tue 29-Nov-16 08:55:25

Thanks for the feedback all! I'm actually in Australia, not the UK - so the pronounciation shouldn't be too much of an issue. Our second choice was Ruth Elizabeth.

steppemum Tue 29-Nov-16 09:02:36

I love it, but then I am biased. Frances is a family name and my mum, me and dd all have it as middle name, and my first name begins with R!

marmiteandcheeseplease Tue 29-Nov-16 09:05:13

I love the name Ruth, its my daughters middle name. Only reason it wasn't her first is its my mil's name! Frances goes very well with it, more so then Elizabeth in my view.

Vixxfacee Tue 29-Nov-16 09:07:17

Both awful.

QueenMortificado Tue 29-Nov-16 09:08:37

It's lovely, if you're giving birth to a grandma

That said, it will probably be really fashionable in a few years so maybe you're just getting ahead of the curve

PunkAssMoFo Tue 29-Nov-16 09:14:42

Ruth is quite a harsh, blunt sounding name. I obviously have different tastes to you though, as I find Elizabeth dull. I much prefer Eliza or Beth. Frances is lovely though.

orangepudding Tue 29-Nov-16 09:17:49

Ruth is a harsh name, really don't like it. Frances is ok, Elizabeth is lovely

KoalaDownUnder Tue 29-Nov-16 09:20:53

I find Ruth very hard and plodding.

NannyR Tue 29-Nov-16 09:25:05

Ruth is a lovely classic name. I know of two Ruth's, one a toddler and one who's eleven -they both get Ruthie.

FlaptheWings Tue 29-Nov-16 09:28:36

I'm a Ruth, and have PMT, and now feel quite sad after all the comments here.sad

OP, I think it's the sort of name that has never been hugely popular, but will always be around. I have always known of maybe one other Ruth in any school, workplace etc.

If you love it, go for it!smile

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