What are the Sloane Rangers calling their kids these days??

(43 Posts)
vinobaroness Mon 01-Jul-13 21:46:02

Just out of pure nosiness Im wondering what the Sloane set are calling their kids these days? Do Violet, Arabella, Victoria, Henry,Oscar etc still reign supreme?

quoteunquote Tue 02-Jul-13 13:00:52


GoodTouchBadTouch Tue 02-Jul-13 15:57:52

What is the sloane set? Never heard that expression. Londoners? As in Sloane Square? Ive used one of those names and am considering another. They are not at all common where I live (Midlands)

AmberSocks Tue 02-Jul-13 16:03:33

definitley not Isabel!Isabel has got to be the new Sharon surely?

squoosh Tue 02-Jul-13 16:04:33

The ultra poshos probably stick with Tom and Johnny and such like.

The Telegraph birth announcements is where you'll find your answer. Although be aware some frightful middle class babies have their births announced there too. wink


squoosh Tue 02-Jul-13 16:06:47

Just had a quick browse. Someone had a daughter called Xanthippe Phyllis Elizabeth. There won't be two of those in her class at school!

vinobaroness Tue 02-Jul-13 16:15:35

Lol sqooch definitly an original! Love the telegraph birth announcements!

farmersdaughter Tue 02-Jul-13 16:21:52

All the properly posh couples I know ie) daddy owns half of Suffolk etc or Grandpa sits in sits in The House of Lords all have children called, Harry, Fred, Lucy and Sarah for example.

Tobias Montague - amazing

squoosh there's a George, brother to Fred(die) in there! Not twins otherwise that would be too crazy...

I know a posh person who had twins called Cressida and Ximena.

TheRabbitCatcher Thu 04-Jul-13 22:36:54

Lots of seriously Sloaney mums in our village- Lucy, Elizabeth and Beatrice are very popular for girls. I know a little 'the honourable' Edmund, although his family is not really Sloaney at all.

Someone on here was asking about xanthippe the other day. I wonder if it's the same baby

TheRabbitCatcher Thu 04-Jul-13 22:40:46

Just read post above- my children's grandpa sits (snoozes?) in the House of Lords. I'd better dust off my blue loafers and get myself a Ximena!

AuntieStella Thu 04-Jul-13 22:51:24

Wiki on what a Sloane Ranger is

Solid, traditional names, but outrageous nns, would still be the characteristics.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 04-Jul-13 23:11:11

I recently came across a baby Eugenia who lived in a Knightsbridge garden square.

rainbowfeet Thu 04-Jul-13 23:17:02

Well according to Katie Hopkins (re: this morning debate yesterday)!! It shouldn't be anything geographical or a variety of wine or she will not allow her children to play with them!!!!! wink

I actually love some of the older Sloanie names ie; Camilla, Cressida, Rupert etc... But would be very out of place where I live!!

raisah Fri 05-Jul-13 04:21:28

Isn't Katie Hopkins daughter named India? The last time I checked it was a country in Asia, full of people with undesirable practices & of opposite appearance to her darling little blonde India. My goodness, how would Katie cope if little India actually married an Indian?! She comes across as the "I am not racist but" type.

DolomitesDonkey Fri 05-Jul-13 05:13:17

Oh FGS raisah, it's not a racist statement - it's a message to the nobs who name their child "Brooklyn", "Clapham" or "Alleyway".

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 10:27:34

Katie Hopkins is a colossal twat. Not letting her children play with kids named after places even though her child is named after a ummmm, place.

She's really offering her kids up for total isolation from their peers by making these ridiulous statements, hope the £1000 appearance fee makes it all worthwhile.

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 10:28:51

How is Ximena pronounced?

Shimena, Himena, Zimena?

I'm clearly too common to know grin

farmersdaughter Fri 05-Jul-13 13:41:32

rabbit - it was an example, but yes I do know one family who's grandfather sits in the HOL. In all honesty they quite boring, very nice family but boring wink

My childrens grandfather is a famer grin

Hedgehogger Sat 06-Jul-13 15:46:44

squoosh I am Xanthippe's Mummy. It was a brave decision but I didn't want her to be one of 6 kids in her class with the same name. I do get that look sometimes, "You called your daughter what??? shock". We call her Pippa for short. And we're not sloanes. We're probably those frightful middle class types wink.

curlew Sat 06-Jul-13 15:48:54

The same names they have called their children for 500 years.

Luluhearn Sun 07-Jul-13 08:31:39

Ambersocks, could I pick your brains, as I'm a bit new to this? Why is Isabel the new Sharon...? Thank you!

MortifiedAdams Sun 07-Jul-13 08:36:22

Jonty and Bathsheba.

invicta Sun 07-Jul-13 08:39:03

Just looked at the list - love Montgomery as a name

I love Xanthippe grin

MildredH Sun 07-Jul-13 08:48:50

Oh blush Monty is on our short list!

What does that say about me?

I'd like to say, it was picked up on meeting a delightful 92 year old patient during a weekend on call a month back not by scouring broadsheet birth announcements..!

RustyBear Sun 07-Jul-13 08:57:56

I really shouldn't have looked at that page without my glasses - was wondering why people were holding a large baked potato in some of the pictures....

Twins Tarquin and Cosima really live up to the stereotype, don't they?

AuntieStella Sun 07-Jul-13 09:05:14

Isabel isn't the new Sharon. Possibly because it is a Sloaney name? It's a centuries old, traditional Royal, pan-European name. A couple of years popularity isn't going to dent that.

It's names which are novel or reciving from disuse that risk becoming the generation markers. Kylie and Courtney perhaps?

Greythorne Sun 07-Jul-13 09:08:38

Isabel is very popular but does not have the downmarket connotations Sharon came to have.

squoosh Sun 07-Jul-13 11:23:31

Hello Hedeghogger aka Xanthippe's Mum! grin

Did your radar beep when I posted? I wasn't making fun of your daughter's name (well maybe a teeeeny bit), it's just the trio of Xanthippe Phyllis Elizabeth is certainly eye catching. Is Xanthippe pronounced Zan-tippy? It does have a very pretty sound.

Choccyhobnob Wed 10-Jul-13 15:10:08

Brilliant, there is a Theobald, Montgomery, a Tarquin and a Cosima.....

maja00 Wed 10-Jul-13 15:20:13

Montgomery/Monty is going the way of Archie though and becoming terribly common...

Lucinda, Camilla, Beatrice, Frederick, George.

Mouseymouseface Wed 10-Jul-13 16:35:58

Surely Katie Hopkins not letting her kids play with yours is something to aim for

VJsmom Wed 10-Jul-13 16:38:17

I know one sloane who actually called her baby girl sloane! wtf!!!

ExcuseTypos Wed 10-Jul-13 16:39:02

I know a very posh person whose Dd is called Calypsohmm

The poshest people I know, have DSs Sam and Ben.

squoosh Wed 10-Jul-13 16:50:40

VJsmom she sounds like she's just a bit too keen to make sure everyone knows she's posh. She must have a relative who was in trade that she's desperately afraid of people finding out about.

BettyBi0 Wed 10-Jul-13 18:51:58

I just watched the Katie Hopkins clip - She is vile! I thought Holly Whatsherchops looked ready to lamp her.

I'm gutted if Isobel is the new Sharon as I love that name. Not sure about the new spelling though. I've met a couple of really posh Sharons in their 50s so its all swings and round abouts.

HarumScarum Wed 10-Jul-13 19:10:24

The new Sharon is probably Ruby, tbh. The new Louise is Lily.

HarumScarum Wed 10-Jul-13 19:10:31

Or maybe Rose.

DoItTooJulia Wed 10-Jul-13 19:55:08

Love, love, love Xanthippe!

im now hooked on the telegraph announcements! how many freddies?????

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