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Rufus ?

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bouncyball16 Wed 29-Jun-16 21:40:04

Really struggling for a boys name for DC1, please share your thoughts on Rufus? I like it but worried may could go off it in time...I am very indecisive!

nectarini1983 Wed 29-Jun-16 21:48:54

Not to my taste but I've heard of a few so others clearly like it.

Good luck choosing!

Vixxfacee Wed 29-Jun-16 21:49:37


ToffeeForEveryone Wed 29-Jun-16 21:57:19

That's a dog name.

HarlettOScara Wed 29-Jun-16 21:59:15

Only if you're expecting to give birth to a spaniel.

ScarletForYa Wed 29-Jun-16 21:59:25

Yeah, that's a dogs name I'm afraid.

Atlas15 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:00:14

Automatically thought that's a dog name before I read the pp

Bewilderedandbewitched Wed 29-Jun-16 22:01:17

I really like it!

rufus5 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:01:22

Woof! grin

whifflesqueak Wed 29-Jun-16 22:02:08


I love it.

but apparently I'm in the minority there.

Imknackeredzzz Wed 29-Jun-16 22:03:06

Harlettoscara- I laughed out loud! grin

SucculentSoul Wed 29-Jun-16 22:04:30

I like it. I called my cat it.

Ringadingdingdong22 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:07:14

This was on our list for a while. Didnt go with it in the end as there was a dog in the family called Rufus. Still think it is great though.

bouncyball16 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:10:39

I also like Oscar, maybe I am just a fan of canine names confused

marblestatue Wed 29-Jun-16 22:42:01

I really like Rufus.

Heratnumber7 Wed 29-Jun-16 22:45:18

I think only if he has ginger hair, because that's what it means.

julfin Wed 29-Jun-16 23:02:54

I think "red-headed". I like the name. My husband thinks "dog". He vetoed it for our boy.

Oscar is also a really nice name. Apparently v popular nowadays, if that bothers you.

Shropitlikeitshot Wed 29-Jun-16 23:04:42

LOVE Rufus.

For me I'm torn between Rufus, Ralph and Rupert. Not sure why they're all R's. And no idea on a girl.

mountaintoclimb Wed 29-Jun-16 23:05:43

A dogs name

GinnyMcginface Wed 29-Jun-16 23:10:16

We have five sons and a Rufus among them. When he was born for about five minutes people talked of dogs but now they just associate it with our Roo. Lovely name but clearly I am biased.

Misnomer Wed 29-Jun-16 23:18:31

Rufus is a lovely name.

Surely dogs are called all kinds of thing? It's not like you have Fido and Rover on the shortlist. Our dog is called a very popular girls name (followed by the middle names 'Ninja-Girl' because the kids named her) that is also really popular for dogs, it seems. It would still be a lovely name for a non-canine!

littlepeas Wed 29-Jun-16 23:58:34

Meh. Toby and Oscar are also dog's names, but that hasn't affected their popularity. If you like it, you should go for it. I rather like Rufus - it is cute on a little boy, but somehow rather debauched (in a good way) on a grown man.

littlepeas Wed 29-Jun-16 23:59:26

Also, my dog is called a fairly popular Welsh name. Any name can be a dog's name.

FrikkaDilla Thu 30-Jun-16 00:11:02

who let the dog out

ow ow ow

Shropitlikeitshot Thu 30-Jun-16 07:02:26

I'd call my son Doug in a heartbeat. Alas the dog came first.

Having said that DH thinks we should still call it that. But that's a whole other thread.

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