Rufus Fudge was the nephew of former Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge. He joined the Improper Use of Magic Office in February of 1999, but made a tube train vanish for a bet and was suspended for his actions.
The name "Rufus" is a Roman cognomen which meant "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
Behind the scenes
- His two names were names of Ministers for Magic, Rufus and Fudge, the former being his uncle's successor's.
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