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May 20th, 2013 12:11 PM #6Junior Member
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When we first had kids we said we would never use a name that starts with R both because our last name starts with R and because DH had problems saying R's as a child. He still does at times if he isn't careful. So that is something that bugs him.
My other rule was that we couldn't use a name that had a well known song tied to it. My name is Mandy (Amanda) and growing up as a Mandy was torture for a shy kid. Every time my parents would run into someone and say "This is our daughter Mandy" I would get sang at. Heck I'm 32 now and it still happens regularly. Of the few people IRL that I've mentioned Ruby to all of them have sang a song. There is "Ruby Tuesday", "Ruby don't you take your love to town." and then the Max and Ruby theme song.
And... lastly our 20mth old will say Ruby but it doesn't sound like Ruby it comes out as Booby. Now she will outgrow that but I'm afraid I run the risk of the 13 and 12 yr olds picking that up and continuing to call a Ruby by Booby at times.
Despite all of that it's still on the list and it's me who refuses to take it off.
I know 4 little girls in our small circle of family and friends named Scarlett. All of them are going by nicknames at this point, but still their first names are all Scarlett. So it gives me pause, but I think it is a name that both works well with our other kids names and would fit what this little girl will more then likely look like. I really wanted to use Vivien as a nod to Vivien Leigh from Gone with the Wind... but Dh hates it. He claims that whenever he sees the name he thinks it says Vixen and we can't use that for our daughter. I have been a huge Gone with the Wind fan since I was a little girl, but I don't know if maybe that is a reason NOT to use Scarlett more then a reason to use it. DH was the one who put it on the list.
Daphne with Phoebe doesn't bother me too much. It's Daphne with Caedmon and Kathryn that worries me. That and for some reason the name makes me think of the 1970s. Dh thinks it's because of the Scooby Doo character even though I've never really watched Scooby Doo.
Truth is I'm probably overthinking this.
May 20th, 2013 12:13 PM #8Senior Member
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I like Daphne... and I don't think it's too close to Phoebe. At one time, my DH and I loved them as a twin set because of the "ph" and ending in "E". And both have a Greek background.
That being said... if you think that Kathryn and Phoebe are more classic and Caedmon is more unique, then Ruby would also make your new little on stand out. I also love Bridget. And I can see that Kathryn and Bridget and classic while Phoebe and Caedmon are not as classic.
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May 20th, 2013 12:17 PM #12Senior Member
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May 20th, 2013 12:52 PM #14Sara Beth Cook wife to Ross Allen Cook 03.11.06
Mama to Lilla Clare 12.05.09 and Vivienne Grace 03.16.12
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