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nn for Rufus please

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fishfingerSarnies Fri 07-Nov-14 15:48:08

Trying to talk dh into the name Rufus he quite likes it but says it needs a nick name any suggestions?
I've suggested Ru but he doesn't like it.

Sophronia Fri 07-Nov-14 16:42:41

Ruf, Rufy? I don't think it really needs a nn though.

moxon Fri 07-Nov-14 16:52:31

Fuss-pot grin

loislines Fri 07-Nov-14 17:03:51

Rufie. Lovely name, was on our shortlist.

UriGeller Fri 07-Nov-14 17:08:57

I know a Rufus whose nickname is Roo. Little Roo. He's 3 and adorable.

florascotia Fri 07-Nov-14 20:05:44

Rufus is fine by itself. It already IS a nickname. It originated as as a nn for King William II of England, son of William the Conqueror. Young William had red hair and so was nicknamed 'the red' or 'the read headed'.

I really don't understand Mumsnetters' concern re nicknames. They evolve, and are mostly not given by/sanctioned by parents. They just somehow develop among DC and their schoolfriends....

fishfingerSarnies Fri 07-Nov-14 20:23:48

I know what you mean florascotia I don't believe you can "pick" a nickname but I need to try a woo dh with some suggestions.

ohmymimi Fri 07-Nov-14 20:46:14


AWombWithoutAFoof Fri 07-Nov-14 20:50:06

Not sure Rufie's a great idea, don't think shouting the name of a date rape drug across the park is the way to go.

Pebbles0934 Sat 08-Nov-14 04:49:13

I know it's not the same but my dog is called Rufus and we call him all sorts... Roo, Rufie's (not do much this one due to the drug as said above!), Rhubarb, Dufus!

You could call him Ru-Fussy after his fussy father!

Kantha Sat 08-Nov-14 04:54:15

The little Rufus I know is called Roofy by his mum

Panicmode1 Sat 08-Nov-14 05:44:56

We have a Rufus - he doesn't have a nn really, but a friend of mine sometimes calls him Ru, which I don't like, but hey ho!

Cockadoodledooo Sat 08-Nov-14 09:26:57

Although my dc both have nicknames which are nothing to do with their given names.

whereisvioleta Sat 08-Nov-14 09:30:23

I taught a Rufus, we called him Rufe.

Foxbiscuitselection Sat 08-Nov-14 20:36:55


BigfootFilesHisToesInYourTea Sat 08-Nov-14 20:41:58

Rufio? grin

smokeybacon Sat 08-Nov-14 20:56:32

I have a rufus. He is just rufus. It's such (IMO) a gorgeous name its a crime to shorten it.

HoneyNutBunny Sat 08-Nov-14 20:58:17

Just Roo

BlackberryandNettle Sat 08-Nov-14 21:49:41

I really like Roo. Cute for a baby and cool for a teenager. Rufie immediately makes me think of Rohypnol as mentioned. Or Rus/Rusty?

Squtternutbaush Sun 09-Nov-14 19:22:51

Ruru, Fus, Rus?

There's a Rufus in DS's class who's nn is Woof, because he struggled with his R's as a toddler and would call himself Woofus.

My brothers friend has been known as Doofus since he was about 9 (now 22 and most people don't know his real name) grin

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