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Rufus

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PepperOnMyPaprikash Sat 08-Sep-12 14:23:44

This is currently our number one choice for potential DS. But my one concern is that it lends itself to the nickname 'Doofus'. Is this likely do you think?

doblet Sat 08-Sep-12 14:25:48

I would be concerned that it's a dogs name or v posh. But then I don't mention my potential names because of other people's opinions wink

Rutherford Sat 08-Sep-12 14:35:58

My train of thought...
I knew a lovely boxer dog called Rufus. grin
But then there's Rufus Sewell and Rufus Wainwright. Also lovely. wink
Oh and Rufus Hound.
'Doofus' never even crossed my mind. Honest. I like Rufus!

gardenpixies32 Sat 08-Sep-12 14:50:25

I know a lovely little Rufus, he's 2. I like it.

HereLittleKitty Sat 08-Sep-12 14:51:16

My son has a cats name apparantly hmm

I love Rufus, very cool.

TudorJess Sat 08-Sep-12 14:51:49

Love it!

I've only heard "doofus" in an American context.

doblet Sat 08-Sep-12 15:01:57

Kitty - is your DS called Tiddles?

HereLittleKitty Sat 08-Sep-12 15:06:10

No, he's called Fluffy.

PepperOnMyPaprikash Sat 08-Sep-12 15:13:11

Kitty - smile I think I know what your DS's name is, and I love it, but my DH vetoed it.

Generally positive responses so far, that's a relief! I'm sure I overthink things. DH thinks so.

HereLittleKitty Sat 08-Sep-12 15:17:01

He's Felix ;)

PepperOnMyPaprikash Sat 08-Sep-12 15:26:32

Thought so - cool name!

SirGOLDBoobs Sat 08-Sep-12 17:02:55

I don't like it, sorry. Think its ridiculous. Can't pinpoint why, but just makes me snort, can't take it seriously.

survivingsummer Sun 09-Sep-12 11:20:54

Personally, I wouldn't make the 'doofus' association!

I absolutely love the name Rufus - go for it smile

I used to have a Rufus dog, but I don't object to it for a boy's name.

patandjess Fri 21-Sep-12 14:37:58

I like this. What would you use as a middle name?

patandjess Sat 22-Sep-12 11:29:30

p.s. why does everyone always think Rufus is a dog's name? I'm confused!

I love it, possibly because I adore Rufus Wainwright so I associate it with being ridiculously talented and very beautiful smile

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