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sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 19:58:03

What do you all think of this name? A friend has recenty named her DS Rufus and it has really grown on me.
Do you think the baby has to be a red headed for the name to suit it?

helsy Tue 23-Sep-08 19:58:59

Love it, whatever the hair colour.

EachPeachPearMum Tue 23-Sep-08 20:49:13

I love it, but we can't use it as DH cannot pronounce 'r's properly blush shame as it would fit nicely with our surname (unusually)

mckenzie Tue 23-Sep-08 20:49:56

I love it and wanted it for DS but I was over ruled.

georgimama Tue 23-Sep-08 20:57:33

I also wanted it for DS but was overruled so it is his middle name. Don' think hair colour matters but if he had been a redheadI would have insisted.

PuppyMonkey Tue 23-Sep-08 20:58:47

Like it.

Why would he have to be a red head?

sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 21:00:37

Rufus actually means red-headed!

sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 21:01:06

Rufus actually means red-headed!

sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 21:01:06

Rufus actually means red-headed!

sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 21:01:14

Rufus actually means red-headed!

PuppyMonkey Tue 23-Sep-08 21:02:27

grin ok ok!

Perpendicular Tue 23-Sep-08 21:02:58

It's ok. I know of about five of them - ALL with red hair. It's a bit of a ginger's name.

Three of them were born this year. I think it's on the rise and won't be long till it's in the top 100.

sleepyhead3 Tue 23-Sep-08 21:03:15

SORRY! Clicked too many times!

silkie Tue 23-Sep-08 21:18:42

Love this name!

beansprout Tue 23-Sep-08 21:20:15

Fab name. Mr Wainwright isn't ginger (but he is very gorgeous). smile

AnathemaDevice Wed 24-Sep-08 07:36:27

This was one of my name choices (After the devine Mr Wainwright!) DH said absolutely not (boo!), but I'm going to keep it in reserve for if we ever have 2 boys. Incidentally, I'm only 14 weeks with baby number 1 and I don;t know if it's a boy or a girl, so I'm getting ahead of myself there.
In summary, yes, use it, it's a fab name! And listen to Rufus Wainwright, to see how wonderful someone with that name can be.

sleepyhead3 Wed 24-Sep-08 12:55:17

Rufus seems to be a grower then! I wil tell my friend- think she will be thrilled that everyone likes it!

PonderingThoughts Wed 24-Sep-08 12:58:16

mmm, it's ok but I can't help but hear middle-school aged boys chanting 'Rufas the Doofas' in years to come.....

pagwatch Wed 24-Sep-08 13:01:53

Love it
(does anyone know what it means)

Nellstar Wed 24-Sep-08 13:03:07


Nellstar Wed 24-Sep-08 13:03:42

and think of the actor Rufus Sewell, no red hair there..

Idobelieveinfairies Wed 24-Sep-08 13:04:33

it's reminds me of when glenn close kept getting Rogers name wrong on 101 dalmations....she said rufus.....sorry..just makes me giggle....

ignore me..

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Wed 24-Sep-08 13:14:48

i love it - it was on our list for ages because of Rufus Wainwright, Rufus Sewell and Rufus Norris (all tall dark rugged and handsome...actually think wainwright might be a bit of a midget but he makes up for it by being cool)

trouble is we've had so many people pull faces about it, it's made me take it off our list which is a real shame but I don't my son to see those faces when he introduces himself (FIL mainly thinking it's too posh, my family thinking it's a name for a labrador)

loobylu3 Wed 24-Sep-08 19:02:33

I love it! It is on our list for DC3. Great to see such positive feedback as when I listed it here previously I had a lot of doggy comments!

pop1973 Wed 24-Sep-08 19:03:51

Rufus is a lovely name, great name for a boy.

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