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(31 Posts)
Madamecastafiore Wed 22-May-13 06:29:36

Cool or dogs name?

Is it better than Milo or Theodore (nn Teddy - dh's choice).

Mind you DS has a dogs name so won't make much of a difference.

This is on the back of me asking DS about the name daisy and him asking if I am going to give birth to a cow!!

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Wed 22-May-13 06:36:04

I LOVE Rufus!

Madamecastafiore Wed 22-May-13 07:29:48

That's good to know. I think it different but not too far out. I like Reuben but it becoming increasingly popular round here.

ThePavlovianCat Wed 22-May-13 07:40:56

I really like it, much more than Milo or Theodore. Teddy is becoming v popular now, as is Reuben.

DumSpiroSpero Wed 22-May-13 07:47:30

Hmmm. Gut feeling is...

Rufus - dogs name
Milo - BIL's dog's
Theodore - chipmunk!

I like Rufus better than Milo - I think it's one of those names that once you give it to a child it will become 'them' iykwim, although I suspect you'd get some raised eye browns initially.

I know a Theodore, a couple of Theo's and a Teddy - all lovely boys but it's not an uncommon name if that's a factor in your decision making process. Ted is nice for an older boy/adult too.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Wed 22-May-13 08:39:02

I love Rufus. Love it.

Theodore is also lovely, and Teddy very cute indeed. Theo/Ted also good for older boy/adult.

Don't like Milo, sorry - wasn't he a Tweenie?

poppydaisy Wed 22-May-13 10:16:55

Rufus is used as a dogs name but why can't humans use it as well? I like it. Also like Reuben or how about Quentin or Tristan which have a similar feel?

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 10:19:14

I have a Rufus and he's definitely a boy not a dog!

He gets called Roo smile

notso Wed 22-May-13 10:32:04

I know a lovely little boy named Rufus, so it doesn't seem doggy to me.

I really like Theodore/Theo/Teddy.

I did like Milo but every family in Ideal Home seems to have one!

Northumberlandlass Wed 22-May-13 10:33:21

I know a grown man called Rufus! Roo. He is very cool.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Wed 22-May-13 10:34:46

Rufus is a very cool name! grin

Lizzy1975 Wed 22-May-13 15:04:09

How strange - we were going to have Rufus or Theo but when he got here he looked like a Milo. All lovely names!

derektheladyhamster Wed 22-May-13 15:05:25

I love Rufus, but one of my ds's has a dog's name. So maybe I'm not the best person to advise!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 22-May-13 15:12:57

Rufus is great, going by MN I'd say less prolific than Milo or Theodore,(never heard it used as a dog's name).

DebsMorgan Wed 22-May-13 15:15:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

5madthings Wed 22-May-13 15:22:02

Love Rufus it was on our list for ds4, we used rudi in the end.

We have a Theodore as well smile

And I has Milo on my list but dp said no because of the tweenies hmm

5madthings Wed 22-May-13 15:22:44

Oh we have an Oscar as well which is apparently a cat/dog name...

5madthings Wed 22-May-13 15:24:01

My Oscar is Oscar Reuben! Very similar name taste so I am sure whatever you choose will be fabulous grin

Bowlersarm Wed 22-May-13 15:25:36

Love Rufus.

Also love Theodore nn Teddy too.

Shame you aren't having twins!

Dogs name DS here too.

AlanMoore Wed 22-May-13 15:42:23

Milo is a cat not a dog!

Rufus is both smile if you like it use it! If you think about it dogs were all called Ben and Sam when we were kids. But now they are firmly people names again. So it will be with Rufus/Oscar/Jasper etc.

CheeseStrawWars Wed 22-May-13 15:50:11

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures the guy from the future was called Rufus. Bill & Ted 3 is in development and will feature Rufus. It may be out in a couple of years? He's cool though.

But the last word in Rufus is surely Rufus Sewell?

Succoria Wed 22-May-13 15:54:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AlanMoore Wed 22-May-13 15:55:30

Bill and Ted 3? OP can you have twins and call them Rufus and Theodore thereby paying homage to B&T and pleasing your Theodore loving DH?

diddl Wed 22-May-13 15:58:52

Love both Rufus & Milo.

Like Theo but not Teddy.

Madamecastafiore Wed 22-May-13 16:43:58

Thanks guys.

Now to convince DH. He came up with Rufus in the first place because said Reuben was too Jewish????

Now have gone off Reuben as popular and he home off Rufus!!!

I think I could stand Milo but not Teddy though.

There may be a DC4 if DH has his way so can always have one in reserve.

Girls names are even bloody harder! DH likes Florence, I like Nancy!

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