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Give it to me straight: Is this a dog's name?

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theprecious Wed 27-Jun-07 15:16:27


(I love it but eveyone in RL is a bit , for pfb due next week)

Carmenere Wed 27-Jun-07 15:17:06

A bit but I still like it.

Rover's a dog's name. Rufus is nice.

southeastastra Wed 27-Jun-07 15:17:34

rufus wainwright is a human

meowmix Wed 27-Jun-07 15:18:07

no, but I do know a red setter or two called rufus.

Will get shorted to roofie tho, inevitably so be sure you can live with that!

AlbusPercivalWulfricBrianSun Wed 27-Jun-07 15:18:35

My nephew's middle name if Rufus and I love it. He has red hair as well which makes it v. appropriate.

DaisyMOO Wed 27-Jun-07 15:19:06

We nearly called ds3 Rufus but went for something else in the end!

Tinker Wed 27-Jun-07 15:19:33

Only if it's Jonathon Woss's dog

snowleopard Wed 27-Jun-07 15:19:38

I know of a Rufus who is shortened to Roo. I like it.

witchandchips Wed 27-Jun-07 15:21:50

you think of dogs because if you say rufus with a lisp it comes out woofus! guess meowmix is right and you should check out the shortenings.

witchandchips Wed 27-Jun-07 15:22:57

sorry tinker, guess your pun got there before me and in a more elegant way too

Aero Wed 27-Jun-07 15:23:53

My Grandparents had a huge bull called Rufus. I was terrified of him! I'm not here helping am I?

Gobbledigook Wed 27-Jun-07 15:23:58

Yes, imo, it sounds like a dog

Tinker Wed 27-Jun-07 15:26:10

Rufus Sewell looks like a mighty fine dog to me

Stargazing Wed 27-Jun-07 15:26:25

it is a bit, but it is such a lovely name. It's really grown on me in the last 18 months or so.

witchandchips Wed 27-Jun-07 15:27:32

Bow wow wow

dal21 Wed 27-Jun-07 15:28:37

tinker am with you! lush!

ThomCat Wed 27-Jun-07 15:30:33

I absolutley do NOT like the name Rufus for a human.
I like it even less now that someone I dislike immensley called their son Rufus. but that's by the by,
However when they announced his name everyone I knew that she knew was in shock and we all sat round saying to each other 'Rufus??? Rufus???? !!!!!!!!!! oh my God, nooooooooooo '.
I don't strongly dislike much but I do strongly dislike that name.
And yes it is better suited to a dog, in my humble opinion.

theprecious Wed 27-Jun-07 15:59:27

hummmmmmm Rufus Sewell is very yummy. And I love Rufus Wainwright. Listening to him now.

What's with the red thing? Does Rufus make you all think of a redhead? Apart from Aero's bull.

hana Wed 27-Jun-07 16:03:19

not a fan

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Wed 27-Jun-07 16:04:24

Yes it is

But men and boys can be called it too, if they want

People make jokes about Roofs though

nickytwotimes Wed 27-Jun-07 16:04:27

tis a name for a posh bloke. only name him this if you are sure he will be going to boarding school.

charliegal Wed 27-Jun-07 16:05:00

I love it and chickened out of using it for pfb. It's his middle name though!

charliegal Wed 27-Jun-07 16:05:35

I agree, thought we could not live up to the poshness implied.

LaBoheme Wed 27-Jun-07 16:06:10

LOVE Rufus

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