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Ivy or Ruby ??

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ladydreamer11 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:41:55

Can't decide between Ivy or Ruby for a girls name, her middle name will be Lily so either Ivy Lily or Ruby Lily ??

EsmesBees Mon 23-Jan-17 19:44:15

Ivy. Beautiful name.

ProseccoPoppy Mon 23-Jan-17 19:44:17

Ruby Lily. Definitely, it's really lovely. smile Ivy is nice too but imo a bit "great aunt" ish.

Stonewash Mon 23-Jan-17 20:10:15

I like both Ivy and Ruby, but think Ruby sounds better with Lily, otherwise you have 2 plants together (which may not bother you!)

Joeybee Tue 24-Jan-17 01:32:17

Ivy Lily sounds better to me.

SummerScoop Tue 24-Jan-17 03:23:11


Pluto30 Tue 24-Jan-17 03:25:00

Ivy Lily is two plants. It doesn't work. Ivy Lillian would work.

Ruby Lily doesn't work either. Two two-syllable names that both end in an ee sound. But it's better than Ivy Lily.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 24-Jan-17 07:18:04

Aside from two of them being plants, they're all 2-syllable names ending in 'y'.

I don't think any of the combos work well personally, but they're names you obviously like.

Nospringflower Tue 24-Jan-17 07:21:30

No, i likeLily but not keen on Ivy or Ruby and especially with Lily.

Coey2016 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:17:48


passingthrough1 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:30:02

Much much much prefer Ivy.

heyheyhey15 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:32:26

Both lovely names, but i prefer Ruby

Treadlightly Tue 24-Jan-17 09:35:33

I have an ivy it's a beautiful name!
( & her best friend is called ruby 😀)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 24-Jan-17 10:26:50

Is there a reason for the middle name OP ? It's a lovely name, but doesn't roll off the tongue easily.
I'd go for Ruby Lily, but love Ruby Rose.

FurbysMakeSexNoises Thu 26-Jan-17 23:13:00

Ivy seems to be getting a lot more popular so depends on if that bothers you or not.

Sapphireshadow Fri 27-Jan-17 07:29:53


pilates Fri 27-Jan-17 08:49:27

I prefer Ruby, but not sure Ruby Lily flows well.

Ruby Lilian sounds better.

mum2bejen Fri 27-Jan-17 09:43:40

I prefer Ruby to Ivy. I like the middle name Lily but not sure that it goes well with either of the first names. I like previous suggestions of Lilian instead of Lily.

Chinnygirl Fri 27-Jan-17 09:44:50

There are s lot of Ivy's being born now. Ruby Lily sounds nice. Plus you can visualise a ruby coloured lily

goldenrachita Fri 27-Jan-17 09:53:26

Ruby is by far the prettier name. And Ivy Lily is just a weird mix of plants and just sounds sing-songy. ;) Sorry!

I also think Ruby Lily is just too much and isn't elegant. It sounds like you couldn't choose between Ruby and Lily so threw them both in. Lillian or Liliana as a middle name would sound much more elegant. Ruby Liliana is a very feminine name if you prefer a girlier name.

Willialwaysbelookeddownon Fri 27-Jan-17 17:19:40

Ivy. Ruby is blah

reuset Sat 28-Jan-17 00:11:24


DramaAlpaca Sat 28-Jan-17 00:13:19

I don't think either of them sound great with Lily, but Ruby works better.

Kahlua4me Sat 28-Jan-17 00:14:36

Ivy Lillian sounds better

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 29-Jan-17 05:41:30

Ruby has been done to death so I'd go for Ivy.

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