The funny thing about the letter "R" is that of course it stands for "Ruby" but truth be told, her real name is Maria Theresa. My Dad said that when he was in the states and my mom was in Trinidad before she flew over for the wedding, he went to get the invitations for their wedding made and the woman making the invitations said, "Her name can't be Ruby” because it isn’t such a common name. My Dad didn’t think twice about it though and still had the invitations printed as planned.
It was some time later that my Dad found out what her real name was. He didn't ask her about it at the time and my mom must have never thought it was worth sharing because everyone she knew referred to her as Ruby. He later found out that she was called Ruby because she she resembled her Aunt Ruby. To be honest, I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to my mom as Maria. Shes a Ruby through and through and I can't even imagine her being named anything else.