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Do you find 'Ruth' harsh sounding?

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sadiemcgrady Wed 12-Aug-09 07:09:31

Imagine it said with a Scottish accent

ADriedFrogForTheBursar Wed 12-Aug-09 07:22:41

I just can't get past the Jasper Carrot sketch where he talks about when you've been sick and then you get to the bit where nothing is coming up and you are going 'ruuuuuuutttthhhh' - sorry, he's ruined the name for me!

I do love Scottish accents though <no consolation>

sadiemcgrady Wed 12-Aug-09 07:24:36

Oh dear, never seen that one!

BellaBear Wed 12-Aug-09 07:27:12

it's lovely! (my middle name so a bit biased but still!)

ADriedFrogForTheBursar Wed 12-Aug-09 07:31:04

it's at the end of this sketch here sorry bella!!

TheOldestCat Wed 12-Aug-09 07:31:07

Nope, not harsh - think it's strong and pretty.

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 07:36:36

It's fine

I knew a girl at school everyone hated and sadly it tinged my view...but it's a fair enough name.

It's a shame that the word 'ruthless' has negative connotations when in fact it's the fatc there is a lack of 'ruth' int he situation that is so bad

iyswim hmm

MamaLazarou Wed 12-Aug-09 08:36:47

No, not at all, it's lovely.

MrsBadger Wed 12-Aug-09 08:47:37

I like it, was on shortlist for DD

like Rachel or Helen is is pretty but not soft or frilly

notsoteenagemum Wed 12-Aug-09 08:48:42

shock I was just saying to Dh last night how you don't hear of any babies called Ruth even though it's a lovely name.

Ceolas Wed 12-Aug-09 08:50:35

I like it. Agree with MrsB, pretty but not frilly.

We are debating Miriam or Ruth if DC5 (due Saturday) is a girl.

WinkyWinkola Wed 12-Aug-09 08:51:37

Ruth is a really plain name IMO. Miriam is smashing.

Ceolas Wed 12-Aug-09 08:53:16

I like plain wink

DontCallMeBaby Wed 12-Aug-09 08:55:20

It's a lovely name. Maybe sounds 'harsh' because we're in a pocket of time in which the vast majority of popular girls' names end in an 'ee' sound?

Disclaimer: DD ends in 'ee' and I am a monosyllable, so representing both sides!

MrsBadger Wed 12-Aug-09 08:57:20

oh Miriam is lovely

After the Great DD Naming Furore I have come round to Plain too, to the extent that this one might actually be called Jane. Or Susan. Or Anne.

Ceolas Wed 12-Aug-09 08:59:22

One of my friends has an Anne. We have an Anna. I like them both. Also Jane.

yama Wed 12-Aug-09 09:00:46

Sadie - I have taught a fair few Ruths (in Scotland) and I think it is a lovely name.

Tommy Wed 12-Aug-09 09:03:13

Ruth is lovely. If you really want to fancify it, you could halways nick name her Ruthie (which people will call her anyway wink)

weegiemum Wed 12-Aug-09 09:05:11

Susan is a lovely name grin

AvengingGerbil Wed 12-Aug-09 09:11:52

They need not automatically call her Ruthie. I have a one syllable, non-eee name and no-one has ever dared add an eee or anything else to it grin

AvengingGerbil Wed 12-Aug-09 09:13:32

(btw, and cross-refing another post, Ruth is lovely as long as you don't live in that part of the country where there is a congenital inability to pronounce 'th' - Ruth is great, Roof is vile...)

But I see you are in Scotland, so no problem there!

AnathemaDevice Wed 12-Aug-09 09:16:13

I think it's a lovely name, I'm trying to convince DH we should use it one day.

Bubbaloo Wed 12-Aug-09 09:16:18

I like it...and I'm called Ruthwink.

sleeplessinstretford Wed 12-Aug-09 09:24:28

my last favourite sister is called ruth and for that reason i am out.
sisters names are joanna,lizzie,ruth,sarah,catherine and rebecca.
Nieces are Katie,Alice,Ines,Poppy,Esme,Lucia and Clara-any of those any good to you?

cthea Wed 12-Aug-09 09:33:39

Not too keen on Ruth.

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