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Archer or Rufus?

(42 Posts)
Izzyathome Wed 11-Jan-17 04:00:32

Any opinions and which do you prefer, Archer or Rufus? Former is DH's great grandad's name, very Victorian sounding but I think it's quite cool. Latter is my old favourite, I think it's lovely, but have been slightly put off by dog comments and maybe it sounds a bit lispy...? What are you thoughts?

Pluto30 Wed 11-Jan-17 04:40:10


Rufus is very dog-ish to me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 11-Jan-17 05:57:37

Love Rufus.

All the dogs I know are called Max, Tilly, Lily, Poppy, Stanley, Sid, Ben, Sam, Henry, Alfie, and funnily enough Archer. Have never ever come across a Rufus.

QuodPeriitPeriit Wed 11-Jan-17 06:06:35

Rufus - Archer/Archie very common around here. I do know a dog called Rufus, but also know dogs called Max, Jack, Rory, Molly, Maddie, Jessie etc and know kids with all those names too, and it doesn't seem to be a problem.

Gooseberryfools Wed 11-Jan-17 06:14:50

I know a rufus. Great name.

passingthrough1 Wed 11-Jan-17 06:25:53

Oh I love Rufus.

Archer would just become Archie I guess but at least he would have proper name on BC.

Showgirl109 Wed 11-Jan-17 06:35:24

My dog is called Rufus.

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 11-Jan-17 06:36:41

I really like Archer.

Jooni Wed 11-Jan-17 06:36:44

Love Rufus

Ohtheterribletwos Wed 11-Jan-17 06:37:53

Archer is a great name.

whirliebird Wed 11-Jan-17 07:17:25

Archer! I grew up with a guy called Archer. It was also his dads name x

TheMortificadosDragon Wed 11-Jan-17 07:21:10

I've never heard Archer as a first name, but I like it.

Rufus only if he turns out to be a redhead.

PrettyDarnQuick Wed 11-Jan-17 07:22:29

I like both smile

Twooter Wed 11-Jan-17 07:23:38


That1950sMum Wed 11-Jan-17 07:25:12


AllPowerfulLizardPerson Wed 11-Jan-17 07:26:12

Prefer Rufus, but do think it favours those with red (or reddish blond) hair, or perhaps a ruddy complexion. And of those in your family trees?

Sophronia Wed 11-Jan-17 07:52:42

Not keen on either, I slightly prefer Archer though.

AmyInTheBoonies Wed 11-Jan-17 08:13:37

I prefer Rufus.

Not so keen on Archer, it'll become Archie which is popular and a bit trendy.

PetalMettle Wed 11-Jan-17 08:29:31

I'd go for archer. Nice to have a family connection.

JunosRevenge Wed 11-Jan-17 08:45:25

I knew of a pig called Rufus.

I think it's a lovely name though smile

MiniMaxi Wed 11-Jan-17 08:56:04

I like both, prefer Archer unless he's got red hair as pp said

GinevraPotter Wed 11-Jan-17 10:04:13


SickRose Wed 11-Jan-17 14:40:21

So strange coming across this. Sorry to say, but I have two dogs, Archer and Rufus. blush

Mclaren37 Wed 11-Jan-17 18:07:57

I love both! But prefer Archer (we have one). Times are a changin for sure, a year or so ago Archer was unpopular on MN - too surnamey, too American etc - great to see ppl are coming round to it! It's a gorgeous namesmile x

Izzyathome Wed 11-Jan-17 18:17:32

Thanks all, 50/50 and still undecided! SickRose that's so funny, seems I can't stay away from the dog namesblush!! There is a small chance he'll have red-ish hair, but that almost puts me off Rufus as a bit literal? I think I prefer the non-obvious like a blonde India or a dark Hamish.

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