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Do you like Ruby?

(32 Posts)
firstontheway Fri 24-Oct-08 15:34:18

Just found out we're having a girl!! Very excited, but also shocked as would have bet my right eye it was a boy. Pah so much for mothering instinct hmm

Ruby is the one and only girls name we have agreed on like at the moment. My only real worry is that is much too popular currently. Opionions please! grin

codtrolfreaky Fri 24-Oct-08 15:35:12

tis v v poular round this way (n london)

RubyShivers Fri 24-Oct-08 15:35:35

yes

it is one of my all time faves

if you like it, use it smile

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 15:36:03

Tis very popular, but nice too.

muggglewump Fri 24-Oct-08 15:39:24

Very popular and I really don't like it, sorry.

firstontheway Fri 24-Oct-08 15:44:25

Wow that was quick!
Thanks for the opinions.
I'm a nicu nurse and haven't seen too many around to be honest, only 2 or 3 in as many years, but I always hear of babies called Ruby IYKWIM?!
I love the name, but don't want her to be one of 3 in a playgroup/ class

yomellamoHelly Fri 24-Oct-08 15:54:08

Is the name for my Roomba. So yes I love Ruby! grin

Bonnycat Fri 24-Oct-08 15:54:11

It seems to be very popular but then i dont know any!
If you like it go for it,its only popular because it so lovely grin

gauly Fri 24-Oct-08 15:56:44

Ruby was the second most popular girls name last year in England and Wales. It is fairly likely there will be other Rubys in her class i'm afraid.

electra Fri 24-Oct-08 16:22:33

I don't like it at all and don't see the appeal...sorry.

MrsMattie Fri 24-Oct-08 16:23:06

It's lovely, yes - very popular, though.

Sycamoretree Fri 24-Oct-08 16:27:37

It's lovely, but ridiculously popular.

So up to you.

My parents gave me a ridiculously popular name for the era, but it never bothered me. There were always other girls of the same name in my class, but as you get older and go into the big wide world, some how, it just doesn't seem to matter. Especially as Ruby is more of a classic name - not something brought into fashion (like Kylie was when she first shot to fame for e.g.)

Cauldronfrau Fri 24-Oct-08 16:33:48

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RachieB Fri 24-Oct-08 19:33:01

i like it

AbbeyA Fri 24-Oct-08 19:40:11

I just see an overweight, elderly woman in a nylon overall! I can't see why it is so popular-along with Pearl,Ivy,Violet, Elsie and other early 20th century names.

Plonker Fri 24-Oct-08 19:45:45

Its ok. Lots and lots and lots of them round here, but if you like it, go for it! smile

ScottishMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 19:53:34

Vpopular i know 4.all Kaiser chief likey parents

Hulababy Fri 24-Oct-08 22:51:06

I like the name Ruby I think. Only know of one child with this name.

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Fri 24-Oct-08 22:53:59

There are lots around here (not surprising as it's no 1 or 2 in the baby name charts).

It's a lovely name but it's highly unlikely she'll be the only one in her class. So what, you may think!

findtheriver Sat 25-Oct-08 10:57:15

I like it, but don't love it - I think there are prettier names around.

The popularity would put me off though. My friend who teaches in a primary school tells me that every class from about age 8 downwards has at least one Ruby.

IllegallyBrunette Sat 25-Oct-08 11:03:41

I think it is a lovely name, and it wouldn't bother me at all if it were popular tbh.

I have a very common name and there were always loads of girls with the same name at school, but it was never an issue at all.

Pinkchampagne Sat 25-Oct-08 12:20:31

It's ok. Lots of babies been born in last 3 years or so with the name round here. I think of the kaiser chiefs song whenever I hear it!

melmamof3 Sat 25-Oct-08 17:15:03

My cousin and step sister are both called Ruby, and they were born within days of each other 2 years ago. Its growing in popularity, so maybe worth thinking about if you want your DD to have a name a few other girls in her class in years to come will have.

I think Ruby is the new Claire, as I had several Claires in my class through the years, even my best friend is Claire.

lunamoon2 Sat 25-Oct-08 21:55:17

Not really-only suits dark haired girls somehow

wickedwitchofthesoutheast Sat 25-Oct-08 22:37:40

I used to LOVE the name - until a horrible girl I knew named her daughter ruby and it ruined it for me lol
but the name is so, so cute - a little gem is what I always used to think of when I heard the name

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