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  1. #6
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    Absolutely yes. It's adorable.

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    Ruby is an adorable nickname for a little boy.
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    As a full name, no Ruby does not work for a boy. But as a nickname for Rubin it is a complete diffferent thing. I think it would be a sweet nickname for when he is little.
    15 year old name lover, with a cat named Neville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catreynolds View Post
    I would say NO. Ruby is rising in popularity for girls fairly quickly and I simply do not hear this as a unisex or masculine name. If I saw Ruby's name on a class roster, it would NEVER occur to me that it might not be a girl and I would guess other kids would expect a girl, too. To me, this is like naming a boy Lily.
    My thoughts as well.
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    I love the nn Ruby for Reuben
    It's just a nn. I know a Cameron called Camy and an Ivan called Ivy and they've survived.

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