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PeterRabbitt Thu 03-Mar-16 20:20:24

We live in the new forest and there is a well
known monument called the Rufus Stone here. Locally it's well known but would you make the association if you weren't from around here?
I love the nn Roo and Reuben and Rupert don't do it it for me, Rufus is such a beautiful name and I'm beginning to wonder why on earth I married someone with such a bloody generic surname!
Tell me can we do this to our son? I didn't even remember it was a place until a friend pointed it out.

emilybrontescorset Thu 03-Mar-16 20:51:46

I wouldn't make the connection.

Hamsolo Thu 03-Mar-16 20:57:39

Nope, never heard of it.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Thu 03-Mar-16 20:59:01

Never heard of it.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 03-Mar-16 20:59:32

Never heard of it and wouldn't make the connection.

AStreetcarNamedBob Thu 03-Mar-16 21:00:08

Never heard of it and I've had a few holidays in the new forest.

thebiscuitindustry Thu 03-Mar-16 21:02:03

I haven't heard of the Rufus Stone. Rufus is a great name smile

KateBeckett Thu 03-Mar-16 21:02:05

Is your surname Stone?

Muskey Thu 03-Mar-16 21:02:23

I really like the name rufus

ThoughtfulPenny Thu 03-Mar-16 21:03:09

Never heard of it (Wales)

Kim82 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:04:34

Never heard of it either.

PeterRabbitt Thu 03-Mar-16 21:16:17

My argument is getting stronger by the second smile
Surname is Stone, the reason I didn't remember it originally was because the last time I think it was relevant to me was middle school history lessons!

Jenijena Thu 03-Mar-16 21:25:11

I have a history degree and have good personal memories of Rufus Stone the place first snog with now DH but I'd smile, possibly acknowledge, and then let it go.

fastdaytears Thu 03-Mar-16 21:31:40

Means nothing to me, and I love the name Rufus so I say do it!

fastdaytears Thu 03-Mar-16 21:32:24

Ooh Jeni I'll go there if I get a snog and a DH out of it!

RaeSkywalker Thu 03-Mar-16 21:33:59

Never heard of it.

We're on holiday in the New Forest at the moment so might see if we can have a look!

dontcryitsonlyajoke Thu 03-Mar-16 21:34:37

Never heard of it. I have a Rufus smile 'Tis a brilliant name and while it's a normal, known name there's not too many of them around .

FunkyPeacock Thu 03-Mar-16 21:36:03

I've never heard of either

Rufus Stone is a cool name!

marmaladegranny Thu 03-Mar-16 21:36:46

Rufus is a great name! I do know about the Rufus Stone as I used to visit a relative near there - and I have a Goss china model of it here!

StitchesInTime Thu 03-Mar-16 21:40:51

Never heard of it.

YoniMitchell Thu 03-Mar-16 21:43:17

Never heard of it but I love that name!

ILikeUranus Thu 03-Mar-16 21:49:24

Who? Never heard of it, and I'm not very far away tbh. Go for it.

HalfwayUpALadder Thu 03-Mar-16 21:55:33

If you live miles from rufous stone and your surname is stone, then go ahead, it'll be a funny little story that will come up from time to time.

If you live near rufus stone and your surname is stone, you can't saddle your kid with that name and most locals will know it (it's signposted on the A31 fgs)

fieldfare Thu 03-Mar-16 21:57:09

Sounds like a great name!

HumphreyCobblers Thu 03-Mar-16 21:58:31

I like that name. But I have never heard of the Rufus stone, I wouldn't do it if I lived nearby.

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