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Thread: Ruby for a boy?

  1. #16
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    As a nn for a longer name, yes. Stand alone? No.
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  2. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    but there's an Irish jockey called Ruby Walsh who's pretty well known in the UK and Ireland at least. His full name's Rupert but he goes by Ruby professionally. So if anyone questions him, he's got a male Ruby to cite.
    Yeah, this is what I was going to say.
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  3. #20
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    No. Does anyone remember middle or high school? I recall it being a brutal time for fragile, developing egos. Being a boy with a girls nn would be horrible. Ruby isn't unisex anymore, and it's a popular girls name. Why not Roo/ Rue? That's an acceptable, cute nn for a boy.
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  4. #22
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    I agree that it works as a nickname, but I would struggle with it as a given name for a boy.

  5. #24
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    I think people have to remember that nicknames don't have to be used all the time. If it's going to cause teasing in school, he can easily just go by his actual name - Rubin.
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