Thoughts on Reuben?

Not sure on this, I personally think it’s nice for a boy but apparently [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] is a name for a sandwich?..


It is the name of a type of sandwich…but I think it’s first and foremost a male name (I believe the sandwich was named after its creator). I like it a lot–it’s familiar but not overused, and it has a nice sound. There’s also a spelling variation of [name_m]Ruben[/name_m] (I’ve heard this is the more Latin spelling).

I have actually never heard of a [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] sandwich, but I do like the name [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] regardless.

I have always loved the name [name_m]Rueben[/name_m]/[name_m]Ruben[/name_m]. I do not like the sandwiches, but I don’t think many people will make that connection after a first meeting. My name is also a common word and it helps when people don’t understand what I am saying. Maybe being able to say “It’s [name_m]Rueben[/name_m], like the sandwich” could actually be beneficial. I love the name and wouldn’t be deterred by the food association.

I know a 22year old [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] who works at the sandwich shop next door. We often joke about the connection between the sandwich and his name and he just rolls his eyes but it doesn’t bother him.
I myself didn’t notice it until he pointed it out to me.

Not a fan.

I love it and get complimented on it all the time :slight_smile: My son likes the fact that no one else in his school has this name. The sandwich hasn’t been a problem but older people have asked if I’m Jewish??? just because it’s an Old Testament name! Generally people spell it correctly, [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] although some consistently spell it [name_m]Rueben[/name_m] and we nickname him Roo or Reubs and sometimes Rhubarb :slight_smile: