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Asa Rufus or Rufus Asa?

(68 Posts)
UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 08-Sep-13 21:21:16

Love both,also love the nicknames Ace and Ru that may or may not stick wink

We can't decide on an order though,so to a MN poll...

Clargo55 Sun 08-Sep-13 21:25:59

Rufus Asa grin lovely name.

r3d3 Sun 08-Sep-13 21:26:07

Åsa is a girls name in Swedish

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 08-Sep-13 21:28:08

My DP has a girls name (more popular in the USA) he doesn't its not much of an issue for us.

DoItTooJulia Sun 08-Sep-13 21:30:08

You know I'm going to say Asa Rufus....

bundaberg Sun 08-Sep-13 21:30:34

2well I have an Asa, so i;m going with Asa Rufus :-D

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 08-Sep-13 21:31:49

grin grin grin

bundaberg Sun 08-Sep-13 21:33:49

the swedish name is different anyway (has the thingy over the A) and is pronounced totally differently. so irrelevant IMRO (in my right opinion ;-) )

devonsmummy Sun 08-Sep-13 22:43:45

Asa Rufus
I adore the name Asa but it was vetoed sad
Rufus Asa kind of blends into one word as you say it , sounds more like Ru Fusasa

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 08-Sep-13 22:56:47

Rufus Asa.

pygmy Sun 08-Sep-13 23:40:36

Rufus Asa

FetchezLaVache Sun 08-Sep-13 23:46:26

Rufus Asa. Both gorgeous names though!

NoSquirrels Sun 08-Sep-13 23:49:08

Asa Rufus.

bananamummy Mon 09-Sep-13 06:57:15

I prefer Rufus. Asa sounds and looks feminine to me.

Saffyz Mon 09-Sep-13 07:56:58

Rufus Asa.

Asa is a girls name.

bundaberg Mon 09-Sep-13 09:11:22

Asa isn't a girls name. it's a biblical male name.

bundaberg Mon 09-Sep-13 09:12:13


FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 09-Sep-13 10:23:11

Asa Rufus of course, ignore those who say its a girls name in Sweden. It is a biblical boys name and iris pronounceddifferent in Sweden.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 09-Sep-13 12:54:27

I wouldn't care anyway,as I said its a non issue for us.

I was more interested in which order it flowed better...

Bowlersarm Mon 09-Sep-13 12:55:59

Rufus Asa

hellokitty123 Mon 09-Sep-13 14:55:59

To me, Asa sounds/looks very feminine. I think it is the fact that it ends with an 'a'. I'd also worry about people mis pronouncing it as ASS-a.

hellokitty123 Mon 09-Sep-13 14:57:10

But I do agree that Rufus Asa doesn't flow that well and the other way round sounds better.

LeoandBoosmum Mon 09-Sep-13 15:04:18

Just Rufus or Rufus with another middle name.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 09-Sep-13 15:28:25


we do not care if you think it looks or sounds feminine

It is a boys name...DP has what is essentially a girls name and it has never ever been a problem.

I was only asking which way round they flowed better.

bundaberg Mon 09-Sep-13 16:03:32

lol. it's painful isn't it?

i asked a similar thing a few years ago and got told that both my choices sounded "wanky" (among other insults)
i hasten to add that i hadn't asked for opinions on the names, just which went better.


fwiw no-one has ever called my Asa ASS-a (he's 4.5 now)

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