Do these names seem posh to you?

(42 Posts)
CarlaVeloso Wed 29-Jan-14 20:18:54

Emilia
Clara
Verity

DH is convinced they are a bit posh for us. I think I've spent so long thinking about this that I no longer have an immediate sense of where they fall in the whole class thing...what do you think?

poppydaisy Wed 29-Jan-14 20:21:45

Is 'posh' bad?

I think the names are lovely.

CarlaVeloso Wed 29-Jan-14 20:23:43

No, not bad at all! I just wondered what the perception might be. Just asking, that's all.

LegArmpits Wed 29-Jan-14 20:24:14

Let me tell you, I am not posh! [farts, reads The Sun]

FuckyNell Wed 29-Jan-14 20:25:03

I like them. Also liking Margot.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 29-Jan-14 20:26:43

No, just nice names smile

redrubyindigo Wed 29-Jan-14 20:27:06

What is posh? I have a 'posh' name. Actually my middle name is quite 'posh' as well. Try 'classic' or 'timeless'

I come from an ordinary working class background but I do believe my 'classic' names have opened doors for me. They are timeless and I can't be age dated by my name. I could be fifteen or sixty.

Your choices are timeless and classic.

Longdistance Wed 29-Jan-14 20:29:58

I like Clara grin

although this ones not posh, but acts like the lady of the manor wink

AbiRoad Wed 29-Jan-14 20:31:33

Verity is the only one I think of as a bit posh, but maybe because I know a posh verity

MuttonCadet Wed 29-Jan-14 20:35:02

I don't think they're posh, but they are lovely names (I know a very nice not posh Verity)

Lottiedoubtie Wed 29-Jan-14 20:37:56

They are names that cross classes. They will be on both state and private school rolls.

Frontdoorstep Wed 29-Jan-14 20:44:10

They are all nice names.

Verity is the only one that sounds a bit posh to me.

GlitzAndGiggles Wed 29-Jan-14 20:50:21

There's an Emilia in my family. My side isn't posh but her parents are stuck up. I love the name and wouldn't really say it's posh it's just my family who think they are

nope

allmycats Wed 29-Jan-14 20:51:12

All lovely names.

BikeRunSki Wed 29-Jan-14 20:53:42

I'd say a little old fashioned rather than posh. Bit old fashioned is cool!

littlebluedog12 Wed 29-Jan-14 20:54:05

Hmm altogether they sound a bit posh but individually if I met someone with one of those names I wouldn't bat an eyelid. So as long as it's not triplets... grin

I love Clara and considered it for DD2.

phoolani Wed 29-Jan-14 20:55:28

Verity is well posh and I love it. My boyfriend when I was 16 had a younger sister called Verity and she totally rocked. It's a fab name.

looki Thu 30-Jan-14 00:44:45

Ummm . like the poster above said, if met individually....no. If I had to choose one, it would be Verity but to be perfectly honest whenever I think about whether a name is posh or not, I imagine it being called in different regional accents. This quickly eliminates ANY name from being posh!

Sharaluck Thu 30-Jan-14 11:41:50

Verity is posh.

ToffeeJungle Thu 30-Jan-14 11:56:51

I would consider them as posh, too posh for me anyway!

In order of poshness (poshest first):
Verity
Clara
Emilia

Innogen Thu 30-Jan-14 12:00:48

I have a posh name but I am a massive chav.

At uni no one believed I had gone to state school because of it. That and my stupid accent.

Wuxiapian Thu 30-Jan-14 12:01:56

I wouldn't say they sounded posh, but pretty.

lebkuchenlover Thu 30-Jan-14 12:03:39

What on earth is wrong with a 'posh' name? Most names that some of you call posh are simply beautiful names!

NinjaPenguin Thu 30-Jan-14 12:07:06

I think they sound posh. (But then I'm the opposite of posh grin ) but I don't see what is wrong with that. They can still be pretty names, not my taste (apart from Emilia, which I love!) but if you like them, then I don't see why it matters.

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