Final two... Rufus or Rohan

(43 Posts)
chica123 Thu 11-Apr-13 15:48:34

After much deliberating with DH (and attempting to get Seth to the top of the list - major fail), we are now down to two boys name for DS2 due in a few weeks.

Opinions please on Rufus or Rohan (DS1 called Dylan if it helps).

thank you!

diddl Thu 11-Apr-13 15:58:09

Rufus by a long way for me!

DaisyFlower123 Thu 11-Apr-13 15:59:28

Love Rohan! That is in my top 3 favourites for DS2 who is due in a few weeks!

FranKatzenjammer Thu 11-Apr-13 16:00:58


FriggFRIGG Thu 11-Apr-13 16:02:31


kissmyshineymetalass Thu 11-Apr-13 16:04:22


infamouspoo Thu 11-Apr-13 16:08:30

neither. Can you imagine shouting them in the park!

SpaceMonkeyMafia Thu 11-Apr-13 16:09:26

Either, they are both brilliant!

CurryChip Thu 11-Apr-13 16:25:45

Rufus....fantastic name!

armagh Thu 11-Apr-13 16:49:10

Rohan a surname in ireland

thermalsinapril Thu 11-Apr-13 16:59:49


Rohan is an outdoor clothes shop

isambardo Thu 11-Apr-13 17:50:02

Haha, you could be me, these were the two names I shortlisted for my son who is now 4 months old. I waited until he was born and one just seemed right.

I love Rowan (with this spelling) but think Dylan and Rowan/Rohan too similar tbh. Don't like Rufus. Hate Seth.

MsJupiterJones Thu 11-Apr-13 18:25:19

Rufus is great! Like Rowan but not Rohan. I don't like Seth at all.

YoniRanger Thu 11-Apr-13 18:27:14

Rufus is Lovely grin

sparkle12mar08 Thu 11-Apr-13 18:30:54

How are you pronouncing Rohan? Roe-an or Roe-Han? I like Rowan spelled like that but not Roe-han. I'm not overly fond of Rufus but rather like Seth. Don't give up on it, keep working on your DH!

TheSecondComing Thu 11-Apr-13 18:30:54

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scrivette Thu 11-Apr-13 19:02:19

Really like Rohan.

barbben Thu 11-Apr-13 19:03:20

defensibly rufus!

StrangeGlue Thu 11-Apr-13 19:05:18


chica123 Thu 11-Apr-13 20:35:33

Think that leaves us at a 50/50 split..... Maybe we'll have to wait until he arrives.

Although DH has just thrown Jasper in to the mix

BNmum Thu 11-Apr-13 20:38:21


olivertheoctopus Thu 11-Apr-13 20:40:28

I much prefer Rufus with Dylan but you wouldn't believe the rows I had with DH about why I did NOT want to call DS2 Rufus..

thermalsinapril Thu 11-Apr-13 20:45:37

Jasper is fab too!

Rufus best, then Jasper, then Rohan.

puzzletree Thu 11-Apr-13 22:58:21

Rohan! This is quite freaky as my baby is Seth Dylan and I'd wanted to call him Seth Rohan. I do love Jasper too though.

ChompieMum Thu 11-Apr-13 22:59:59


puzzletree Thu 11-Apr-13 23:10:41

oh just wanted to add that my real favourite name would have been Jonah, vetoed by DP, just in case that was one you hadn't considered and we really do share the same taste in names....

DessieLou Thu 11-Apr-13 23:35:17

Rufus! Rohan do walking clothes. Jasper is also great though and actually goes better with Dylan imo.

emmyloo2 Fri 12-Apr-13 02:32:36

I absolutely adore Rufus! Also love Jasper. Both would be on my list if this baby was a boy. I think I prefer Rufus slightly over Jasper but love both.

I much prefer them to Rohan.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Fri 12-Apr-13 02:35:17


Rohan. By a mile.

nooka Fri 12-Apr-13 03:21:54

Rohan to me is either walking gear or Lord of the Rings. I'm not keen. Rufus is nicer and better with Dylan. Jasper is OK.

Sarah0378 Fri 12-Apr-13 03:42:05

Rufus is a dog name so for that reason Rohan.

chica123 Fri 12-Apr-13 13:38:06

puzzletree, this is a little weird. Jonah was on the (only marginally longer) list until we decided we neede to cut it down. And that's purely on the basis of it being shortened really.

TarkaTheOtter Fri 12-Apr-13 13:42:19

I like them and have friends that have used both. Not sure on Jasper.

To other posters: round here Rohan=boy, Rowan=girl.

Jojay Fri 12-Apr-13 13:45:30

You are right on my wavelength -we have a Jasper and your other names were on your list.

We also have Dominic and Edward.

Jasper gets my vote grin

unebagpipe Fri 12-Apr-13 13:59:42

Jasper! By a country mile!

unebagpipe Fri 12-Apr-13 14:00:28

And Rowan Atkinson is a man, so Rowan can =boy!

fussychica Fri 12-Apr-13 14:03:14


Pixieonthemoor Fri 12-Apr-13 15:33:43

Like Jasper but out of the original two, I much prefer Rohan (if you are pronouncing it as I have in my mind - like Tolkiens Riders of...and not like Rowan). Not keen on Rufus.

CubanoHabana Sat 13-Apr-13 11:13:19

Before myself and oh loved rohan (although not even pregnant yet!) but then I mentioned lord of the rings and it has changed our minds bit...

Dededum Sat 13-Apr-13 11:18:21

I know a lovely Rufus. Rohan is a bit Lord of the Rings

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