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I actually love this name, only on a boy. It always sounded masculine to me.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2018
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Not masculine at all.
Eileen1209864  6/14/2016
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Cool name. I know a Dutch guy called Ruth and his name does stand out, but he said he liked it because everyone thinks he's cool.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2015
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The use of "Ruth" for someone masculine would be neoteric, controversial, and even avant-garde. In our time it is becoming more popular for people to name female children with traditionally masculine names, although less so the opposite way, so far. The name "Ruth" would be a suitable starting point since it has existed briefly before in history as a masculine name, and it has also now passed its prime as a female name. Ignoring its feminine connotations due to its immense popularity for female people, the name also does sound quite (traditionally) masculine, being a rough-sounding, single-syllabic word. However, this detail should not really matter since the purpose of using a feminine name for a male person is to be progressive and to defy gender norms, including the outdated stigma that male people must be masculine.
hrygth  11/7/2015
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Something else interesting: the word "Ruth" was used (but is now archaic) to mean, according to several online dictionaries and Google, "a feeling of pity, distress, or grief." This would really be an offbeat and unique name (and I could swear that only two years ago when I Googled the word that its second meaning, also archaic, was "drunk".)
hrygth  11/7/2015
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On a MALE?! No...
― Anonymous User  12/8/2014

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