What assumptions would you make about a family

(61 Posts)
helentheheron Sat 17-Oct-15 15:17:53

Who used these names?

Arthur
Samuel
John
Jack
Jake
Robin
Benjamin
Robert
Rowan
Harry

Please be honest and feel free to stereotype and be as unPC as you like (as that is kind of the point..)

Thank you

NickNackNooToYou Sat 17-Oct-15 15:19:30

Never make assumptions, they are generally wrong wink

hooliodancer Sat 17-Oct-15 15:21:01

Just ordinary people I'd say. Middle class-ish, whatever that is. Apart from Rowan which is a bit happy clappy.

helentheheron Sat 17-Oct-15 15:22:39

I absolutely agree NickNack, but many (most?) people do it anyway. Just interested to hear what people think.

poocatcherchampion Sat 17-Oct-15 15:25:14

Many are one my list so.....

And we haven't decided on a name yet so if anyone wants to chuck some similar ones in please do. Just say "it reminds me of..." So op doesn't realise

<derails thread>grin

poocatcherchampion Sat 17-Oct-15 15:25:42

Sorry can't type. Puffy fingers.

Spidertracker Sat 17-Oct-15 15:26:04

My son's name is on the list. We wouldn't have considered any of the others so don't think I can comment on them as a whole I don't think they all appeal to any particular group.

Hassled Sat 17-Oct-15 15:28:02

Nice solid names. Nothing wacky or mis-spelt or dodgy. All very English.

bolleauxnouveau Sat 17-Oct-15 15:34:34

That they had a lot of children, unless all those names belong to one child then I'd assume they were demented.

Nice ordinary names that I've heard a lot round here. I wonder if we should call names 'labels' as they're so often used to categorise people.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 17-Oct-15 15:38:08

Ordinary. Mainly middle class, although all could be above or below middle class. Very versatile names. With the exception of Rowan possibly.

DragonboysMum Sat 17-Oct-15 15:38:40

I have 3 DS's. All of their names are on that list...as is the name of soon to be number 4! grin

AnnaMarlowe Sat 17-Oct-15 15:38:57

They all seem very middle of the road to me. I wouldn't make any judgement at all.

I don't know any little Johns or Arthur's currently but they are still pretty normal names.

helentheheron Sat 17-Oct-15 15:39:34

poocatcher my favourite name (not on the list as already used in the family) is Peter. Best name ever imo.

Thanks for the responses all. I guess I was more wondering if any stood out as different from the rest and of so why. Maybe they don't though - we are obviously a very boring couple (and I have no problem with that!) smile

reuset Sat 17-Oct-15 15:41:10

None. They're nice ordinary, fine names.

bolleauxnouveau Sat 17-Oct-15 15:53:01

The only two that are a little rarer are Rowan and Robin, but I still know a few of those, and one of the Robins is a girl.

Peter is a good name, rock solid in fact.

poocatcherchampion Sat 17-Oct-15 15:57:40

Peter is a lovely name! It is also the name of dd2s special rabbit so would be very weird to use currently!

MitziKinsky Sat 17-Oct-15 15:57:59

I'd assume they were very "ordinary" and and their first language was English.

With Harry I'd think maybe they lacked imagination, but then that's only because I know about 100 small boys called Harry.

DurhamDurham Sat 17-Oct-15 16:00:40

I'd say they were quite a traditional family, probably middle class but without the penchant for naff names like Cosmo etc.

All very nice names smile

NorbertDentressangle Sat 17-Oct-15 16:06:48

All very "safe" names with the exception of Rowan and maybe Robin which are ever so slightly different (but still not getting into the territory of "ooh that's different")

BondJayneBond Sat 17-Oct-15 16:10:07

Most of those are good solid traditional names that seem to be used across all social classes and wouldn't mark out a child as belonging to any particular background.

Rowan and Robin are the two that stand out as different to me - they're both a bit more unusual and both ones that I've seen used for both boys and girls, but neither carry any particular associations for me as far as type of family go.

scatterthenuns Sat 17-Oct-15 16:12:21

Upper working class.

All 'nice' names, by which I mean very normal.

iwouldgoouttonight Sat 17-Oct-15 16:15:13

They all seem nice, quite popular, names. John and Robert seem to me to be quite unusual for our children's generation (although I do know a baby Robert). The only one I'm not keen on is Rowan, but that is entirely based on the fact that I know one who is a PITA.

SisterMoonshine Sat 17-Oct-15 16:15:34

Sensible
(but I don't mean boring)

bolleauxnouveau Sat 17-Oct-15 16:16:43

There's an upper working class? Who knew?

helentheheron Sat 17-Oct-15 16:18:53

Thanks all. Any thoughts on Robert in particular? It is probably dp's favourite option but I'm a bit hmm about it and can't quite put my finger on why.

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