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Thread: WDYT of Rune?

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    WDYT of Rune?

    I've read all the threads on the name rune Rune and there were a few comments on it as a girl's name, but I wanted to start a thread on it as a girl's name specifically. I think many of you are open-minded - I realize it's meant to be a boy's name, but so many names are shifting and being used interchangeably, that I don't think it's a huge issue. I just wanted some more opinions. I'm in love with it, but I'm also on the fence because not many people in my circle will love it. I know some of them will react badly, especially MIL.

    So, what do you think of Rune as a girl's name? If we don't choose it for a first name, it will most likely be our pick for middle. Thank you so much for chiming in!

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    It's not my style, but it could work. It's not too far off from June, so I can see it working on a girl. I'd probably prefer it in the middle, though.
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    I would never use it, but I can see the appeal. I prefer Rue. Seems more girly to me.
    What about Ruine, Ruina, Raina? The first two I made up but they seem to add a little something to the plainness of Rune.
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    The thing for me is that Rune is a very common man's name in Scandinavia. Half my Norwegian friends have fathers called Rune (small exaggeration). I think Runa, the feminine version, is beautiful though. But seeing as rune is a word as well as a name, it's not that big a deal. I guess...
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    I don't much like Rune on a boy, and I really don't like it on a girl. Partly, it's just not my style. Partly, I would be uneasy that its meaning is "secret." And partly, it just strikes me as incredibly masculine.
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