About the name: I love it. During the pregnancy, daughter-in-law Erika was reluctant to discuss possible names, her rationale being that people tend to influence one’s better judgment with their negative reactions. That’s true, when you think about it. No matter what name comes up, there’s always somebody who hated a coworker or classmate with the same moniker. That’s how so many people tend to get oddball names that no one has ever heard of.
Ruby Eleanor just sounds right to me. Different, yes, but rooted in American tradition. I like names that are somewhat rare, but nevertheless are recognizable as names. I really detest the random collection of syllables new parents sometime choose in an effort to be unique. Besides, Ruby goes well with June, her Virginia cousin who will be three in a few months. Ruby and June. If I remain in Florida long enough, I foresee a trip to Disney World for these two little girls.