I’ve been a fan of the [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] books ever since I was a girl, and that actually wasn’t the first thing that registered for me. I’ve been vaguely obsessed with [name_m]Rueben[/name_m] lately, so my first thought was that this was a cool alternative to [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]. Then I thought it was sort of neat that Rubeus sounds a bit like “rubies.” And it was only after that that I realized this was the name of everyone’s beloved half-giant friend.
Rubeus feels to me very grandiose and almost too over the top, but maybe not quite. I would imagine him to be a little hipster kiddo, and grow up to be someone very successful and business-minded. I have no inkling as to why I get that imagery from this name. The vibe of Rubeus is a little fussy, a little dusty, but still incredibly cool.
The more I think about it, the more I rather like Rubeus. I would definitely be ecstatic to meet one in real life.