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Precious stones for girl's names

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boogiewoogie Tue 23-Jun-09 22:09:36

Ruby is back in fashion, I've only ever known 1 Emerald. Do you know an unusual name that is a precious stone?

Including the above, I also know a Crystal and a possibly a Sapphire although I rather expect it was spelt "Sophia".

giddykipper Tue 23-Jun-09 22:10:38


Tidey Tue 23-Jun-09 22:11:40


lockets Tue 23-Jun-09 22:12:23

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Mumsnut Tue 23-Jun-09 22:13:14

I had an Auntie Beryl (green semi-precious stone). I really can't advise it though ...


Mumsnut Tue 23-Jun-09 22:14:03


TheProfiteroleThief Tue 23-Jun-09 22:14:25

am particularly keen on Iolite atm

Lilyloo Tue 23-Jun-09 22:16:16



Beryl, Beryle

Coral, Koral

Ivory Ivori



Topaz, Topaza


boogiewoogie Tue 23-Jun-09 22:16:47

Oh yes, I've taught a few Jades and Ambers too.
Tidey, you have a very unusual list! Although I must admit that I did use to think that I might call my dd Amethyst though dh thought it sounded too new age.
We have a late grandma Ruby.

avenginggerbil Tue 23-Jun-09 22:24:04


Oolitic Limestone???

daisydancer Tue 23-Jun-09 22:24:27

I've taught lots of Jades and Ambers. For some reason the Jades were usually of the more challenging variety!

GrimmaTheNome Tue 23-Jun-09 22:27:40

Not Garnet or Carbuncle though grin.

I read a book once where 3 sisters were called Diamond, Sapphire and Topaz. Topaz was nickname Topsy and had a bit of a chip on her shoulder that she was only semiprecious.

Tidey Tue 23-Jun-09 22:30:03

Isn't there a book with twins called Ruby and Garnet? Ruby's lovely, but Garnet just reminds me of Alf.

tummytickler Tue 23-Jun-09 22:33:05

I have a nearly 4 year old dd called Pearl.
I love the name Beryl and Opal but not sure i could use them alongside Pearl.

I know several Rubys, and a Sapphire.

jemart Tue 23-Jun-09 22:53:47

Jacinth - an orangey red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone.
alternatively Jacinta/Jacintha

slowreadingprogress Tue 23-Jun-09 23:32:32

I just love the name Emerald! I've never known any personally - but think it's a really stylish name.

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