RUBIES are not as rare in the south-west as one may think.
In fact, 16 of the precious gems were welcomed into the area this year.
Ruby was the most popular name for baby girls born in south-west Brisbane and eastern Ipswich according to figures released exclusively to The Satellite by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The name Chloe came in close second and Sophie was the third most chosen female name.
When it comes to boys, Joshua ranked number one for most popular names, followed by Jack and Samuel.
Forest Lake teacher Lexi Daniels, whose daughter was born on December 3, said Ruby was the only name she and her husband could agree on.
"We originally had another name picked out but we then realised it had an unfortunate meaning so started to look for another name," she said.
"We eventually decided on Ruby and now we don't think any other name would have suited her as well.
"She's definitely a Ruby."
Ms Daniels said she was also surprised to hear Ruby was such a popular name this year.
"I don't know of any other Rubys," she laughed.
Looking ahead to 2013, old world gods and goddesses, mythological heroes and leaders will dominate birth announcements, predicts website nameberry.com.
"Choices we'll be hearing more of include Augustus and Atticus, Persephone and Athena, Juno and Julius, Thor and Maeve," the website said.
"The appeal transcends the pop culture influence: These names are as powerful as they are deep, arming a child to triumph over earthly challenges."
Most popular baby names for 2012:
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