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Pearl vs. Opal vs. Beryl

My husband really wants to use an uncommon gemstone name (his two sisters are Ruby and Amber and he wants to keep up the family tradition), but we’re having a hard time settling on one. We really dislike Ruby, and we’re down to these three. Thoughts? Do they sound too old fashioned?

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Pearl 16% (7 votes)
Opal 84% (38 votes)
Beryl 0% (0 votes)


I think Pearl and Beryl are too "old fashioned" sounding and Opal just doesn’t sound like a good name.

How about making it a middle name, since it’s yours and his family now and not his parent’s family...

Emerald (Or Esmeralda since it’s named after Emerald but she has her own name)
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:04:57 | report
i like Pearl best but what about


i really don’t like Opal or Beryl i just can’t see a little girl with either of these names
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:05:20 | report
I love the name Opal & I also Love the name Jemma.
posted by guest: Guest :: 2008-08-05 14:12:59 | report
I really like Aquamarine (Aqua for short)
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:16:25 | report
Jemma is a really nice name!
posted by guest: guest :: 2008-08-05 14:18:11 | report
I like Opal and Jemma.
posted by guest: guest :: 2008-08-05 14:20:02 | report
I couldn’t amagine a little girl with the name of Pearl. Jewel or Opal or Jemma is sweet I love those names
posted by guest: Guests :: 2008-08-05 14:21:41 | report
posted by guest: Guest :: 2008-08-05 14:23:14 | report
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:32:33 | report
Pearl is my favorite...Beryl sounds horrible!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:43:16 | report
using one of those as a mn would be much nicer...
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:43:38 | report
I love Jemma, but spelled Gemma. The other names you mentioned do seem too outdated to me. Gemma Pearl would be cute though.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-05 14:49:36 | report
I would picture a newborn with wrinkles if its name was pearl!
posted by guest: # :: 2008-08-05 14:58:14 | report

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