Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ruby



"Daisy? Lilly? Iris? Rose?"
 
"No. What's with the obsession with flowers?"

"Meg?  Polly?"
"For a pet maybe."

"Coco?  Olive?  Saffron? Peach?"
"We’re not going to eat her"

"Florence?  Paris?  India?" 
"As a holiday destinations maybe"

"Mabel?  Betty?"
"Too old fashioned".

"Zara? Xena?"
"Too modern".

"Suri?"
"No."

"Eve? Grace?"
"Too religious."

"Pearl?"
"Seriously?"

"Julie?  Sarah?  Angela?"
"Sorry, did I miss the moment when we were transported back to the 1970’s?"

"Milly?"
"With the surname Millington?"

"You come up with a suggestion then!"
"Ruby?"

"Ruby"
"Ruby Millington"

"Ruby Millington"
"I like it"

"I like it too"
"Ruby will be her name".

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This is a link up with Julia for the 40th 100 word challenge.  Hop on over to Julia’sPlace to read more 100 word pieces written in response to the prompt ‘Ruby’.
Apologies to anyone whose name has been harmed in the writing of this blog post :)

33 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Choosing names is so hard- so many to choose from.

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  2. Isn't it just...it's a good job The Baby is a boy as The Husband, The Eight Year Old and I couldn't agree on a girls name! Thank you for commenting :)

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  3. Good one. I often wonder how many parents choose the first name with the surname in mind.

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    1. I think it's good practice to consider the name as a whole before settling on a first name choice... I'm guessing for the Thereasa Green's of this world had parent's who didn't! :)

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  4. A conversation so many of us have had! I like this take.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to comment. Agreeing on a name can be hard work!

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  5. Very good. So hard choosing names. A mine field!

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    1. ...a minefield indeed! It's a good job The Baby was a boy as me and The Husband couldn't agree on a girls name!

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  6. Really clever piece. As a teacher there are names I would not choose for all sorts of reasons...

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    1. Oooh I bet you've come across some beauties...please feel free to share :)

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  7. Milly Millington at least would never be forgotten. If it's a boy you could always have Reuben. Too religious maybe.

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    1. Yes, Milly Millington does have a certain ring to it.

      In my mind Milly Millington would have been a suffragette. I think maybe because it makes me think of militant - militant Milly Millingon!

      Thankfully the baby naming dilemma isn't one me and The Husband will have to face again. We have no plans to attempt the making of further little people!

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    1. Why thank you lovely lady :)

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  9. This is a fantastic exchange! I love playful baby name banter. ^_^

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    1. Thank you :) Choosing baby names is, I think, both fun and a huge responsibility in equal measure!

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  10. Awesome, is the name real?

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  11. Unfortunately no - well, not in my world anyway, there are probably a few Ruby Millington's out there somewhere though!

    I do really like the name Ruby though but I didn't think my two boys would have thanked me had we chosen to call them by that name :) I may try it out later on The Eight Year Old and see how he reacts...

    *wanders off nodding head thoughtfully*

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  12. DancingInTgeRain2 May 2012 at 13:13

    Nice story realistically portrayed. . Not sure whether my daughter has realised that her brand new baby daughter's name rhymes with her surname!

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    1. Well done to you for not pointing it out though...new parents only want to hear good baby-name-feedback :) Enjoy your new grandaughter!

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    2. DancingInTheRain6 May 2012 at 22:22

      Thank you.....

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  13. Oh, that age-old conundrum. :) I like the back-and-forth banter of (what I assume are) the parents. Everyone's got their opinion, and it's never an easy task. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! There's no easy way when it comes on agreeing on a name is there...

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  14. This is an excellent write. I love the way they are trying to come up with a really good name. Very good ....!!!!
    Hope you'll stop by my blog and read my entry.
    Thanks,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/ruby/

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    1. Thank you :) I'm hoping to catch up on reading this weeks other entries over the weekend so I'll be sure to hop on over to your blog to take a peek!

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  15. Excellently done mate. We just had a baby ourselves, and it was down to the wire working out what to call her too - further complicated on different languages so we needed both given names (one for each language) to be pronounceable by both sets of grandparents

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    1. Congratulations on the arrival of your daughter :) The different languages adds a whole new naming dilema into the mix doesn't it... I hope the Grandparents appreciate your consideration of their needs!

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  16. My first condition was that the names shouldn't include an R, because they're hard to pronounce, especially in my adopted language. Unfortunately, my daughter changed her name to one that starts with an R. Nice story :)

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    1. ...you do what you can and then your kids go and do their own thing! I guess all we can hope for is that we can equip them to make good choices. I hope the name beginning with an R is one you approve of :)

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  17. Love the dialogue. Excellent.

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  18. Great piece, love the subject and the layout - nicely done. My name wasn't harmed in the making...although I think it would be placed firmly in the 70s category. ;)

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  19. As a s'soon-to-be-grandma-for-the-first-time I can associate with this! I love the way you put all those names into a chronology!

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