(Closed) What to call a “Ring Girl”? no ring bearer

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
722 posts
Busy bee

The term “Ring bearer” doesn’t specify a male-why would you need to change it for a girl? I would just keep it.

Post # 4
10354 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m with cakegal. She’s still a ring bearer. I don’t think it needs to be changed – it doesn’t equate with male-only.

Post # 6
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with the others, anyone can “bear” something, therefore a “bearer” can be male or female.  When they see a female name in the program, the guests will understand that it’s a little girl and not a boy…

Post # 7
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I kind of disagree.  I know ring bearer does not “mean” boy…but I see why the OP wants to give her a different title. 

In all honesty, I would probably do something overly cheesy like “Ring Princess”  🙂


Post # 8
1154 posts
Bumble bee

I think “ring bearer” is perfect.

Post # 10
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I called my niece a ring maiden

Post # 11
4485 posts
Honey bee

There is nothing masculine about the title “ring bearer”. If you don’t want that, use ‘keeper of the rings’ as an example.

Post # 12
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Ring fairy?  You can put wings on her…

Post # 13
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We thought about ring princess too, but the flower girls and the ring girl are all right around 5 years old, and I suspect the flower girls will want to be princesses, too….five year olds do not tend to embrace diversity 🙂  To avoid any princess drama, we may just call them all flowergirls and have one carry the rings. 

If your flower girls are a little older than the ring bearer, this shouldn’t be an issue for you…

Post # 14
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Maybe bearer (or bringer) of the rings?

Post # 15
1108 posts
Bumble bee

I was going to say “ring bearette”, but the -ette diminishes things. 🙁

I would probably stay away from “ring princess” as well… for more or less the same reason.

Aside from “ring bearer”, I can’t think of anything else I’d label her.

Post # 16
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re calling our female ring bearer just a ring bearer…she’s going to look cute and girly and have a pretty pillow for the ring, so I don’t see anything wrong with using that gender-neutral title.

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