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Is this name too sexy?
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LokiGunn · 03/02/2021 11:44

We are due a baby girl and have always loved the name Ruby, it has sentimental family connections...but coupled with our surname I'm just not sure. Her name would be Ruby Hart does she sound like a burlesque performer? Nothing wrong with that profession, but not sure I want it connected to a baby and would she be taken seriously as an adult?

What do you think?

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RedPandaMama · 03/02/2021 11:47

Sexy is a weird way to describe it, I think it's a beautiful name but Ruby Hart to me does sound like a stage name. Still a nice name though.

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Spied · 03/02/2021 11:47

I like Ruby but I'm afraid I do think combined with Hart it sounds like a name of a burlesque act.

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YoniAndGuy · 03/02/2021 11:47

Hmmmm Ruby's a bit naff now, it had its moment. Yep I think Ruby Hart does sound a bit 'take the first letter of your surname... to make your stripper name' things. Sorry, you did ask! Heart = is red = is Ruby - it does sound a bit much. I wouldn't.

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AdriannaP · 03/02/2021 11:51

Yes sorry Ruby Hart doesn’t sound great. Sounds like a playboy bunny or dancer.

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SmeleanorSmellstrop · 03/02/2021 11:59

I think it is nice.

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TedMullins · 03/02/2021 12:01

Honestly unlike PPs I wouldn’t think anything of the sort. Ruby is a nice name and Hart is a pretty generic surname. It’s a nice, compact name with a touch of quirkiness. I didn’t think of burlesque or porn at all and even now it’s been pointed out I don’t see it tbh!

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LouNatics · 03/02/2021 12:02

Ruby is fine but as it’s also a common noun and an adjective so you have to be careful about what you pair it with. Any surname that is also a common noun (or a homophone of a noun) will also need careful handling.

Ruby Hart will come across as Ruby Heart, you’d have the same problem with any colour or gem name, eg Sapphire, Amber, Hazel, Violet.

You’d also have similar issues if you went for virtue names eg Joy Hart, Faith Hart. And some nature names might conjure up different images to the ones you’d welcome eg Bear Hart, Peach Hart.

I’d personally also avoid all S names to avoid S.Hart.

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LouNatics · 03/02/2021 12:03

Reading that back I’m amused by Violet Hart - Vile At Heart!

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Marcipex · 03/02/2021 12:04

I think it’s a perfectly fine and ordinary name.

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WagnerTheWehrWolf · 03/02/2021 12:04

I think '1940's gangster's moll with a heart of gold'.

I quite like it actually.

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starkid · 03/02/2021 12:05

Maybe as a middle name, but as a first name with the surname is does sound like a fictional character/stage name etc

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Firebird83 · 03/02/2021 12:10

It does sound like a stage name.

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borntohula · 03/02/2021 12:12

@YoniAndGuy

Hmmmm Ruby's a bit naff now, it had its moment. Yep I think Ruby Hart does sound a bit 'take the first letter of your surname... to make your stripper name' things. Sorry, you did ask! Heart = is red = is Ruby - it does sound a bit much. I wouldn't.

'It has sentimental family connections'

'It's a bit naff'

Niiice. Hmm
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Bluntness100 · 03/02/2021 12:13

I don’t think it’s sexy but I do think it sounds like a name of a character in a crap detective novel. I’d think again to be honest.

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alltheadrenalin · 03/02/2021 12:13

I love it! Picturing a double agent burlesque dancer, fighting crime by day and feathers at night

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FelicityPike · 03/02/2021 12:14

I think it sounds absolutely fine!!
Jesus some folk!

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bibbidybobbidyboo · 03/02/2021 12:15

Makes me think of Roxie Hart in Chicago

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Scarby9 · 03/02/2021 12:15

I think it is a great name. Stick with it.

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SillyOldMummy · 03/02/2021 12:16

No it isnt too sexy. I like it a lot. Some people might raise eyebrows but I'd love to have that name myself. I think it's fab.

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dottiedodah · 03/02/2021 12:16

I quite like it TBH! Dont think it sounds like a Stripper! When has Ruby "had its day"? This is an old name been going for years surely!

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Scarby9 · 03/02/2021 12:16

PS. Roxie Hart is also a great name.

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borntohula · 03/02/2021 12:16

I think it sounds lovely tbh, 'Ruby' isn't too unusual nor is it super common and 'Hart,' as pp said, is a generic enough surname. 'Ruby Hart' would make me think nothing more than 'that's a pretty name.' 🤷‍♀️

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Spied · 03/02/2021 12:17

Go for S.Hart.
Far from sexy Grin

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Allthekingshorses92 · 03/02/2021 12:17

I really like it and think it’s a strong sounding name. Ruby did have a surge in popularity a little while ago, but that’s because it’s a lovely name and that wouldn’t put me off at all.

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Newgirls · 03/02/2021 12:19

It’s cool

Bit valentines? If she’s due soon? Eg like ruby red heart?!

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