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aibu to think there are some names...

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ptolemy Tue 31-May-11 19:21:46

tarquin, persephone, lucian, penelope, aurelia, cuthbert, brodwin, prunella, hubert, montgumary, primrose

just always sound like they have a million other names following them as well

eg, persephone elizabeth geurtrude huntington smythe jones

tell me the most upper class and most funny names you have heard

Disclaimer: this thread is meant to be posters with a sense of humor if you lack this and take things too seriously this thread is not for you so off you pop for your free range organic roast pheasant and elderflower cordial pip pip

SunshineisSorry Tue 31-May-11 19:31:08

The sad thing is, i really like persephone as a name but with my families, someone would be bound to call a DD named this Percy phone!

MadamDeathstare Tue 31-May-11 19:33:03

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ptolemy Tue 31-May-11 19:34:22

a name change and i couldnt pronounce it if you paid me a million pounds

carabos Tue 31-May-11 19:35:10

My sil has a DC who has the most outrageous name I (and anyone else I've mentioned it to) have ever heard. Its so outrageous that I can't put it in this post for fear of being outed. Suffice to say that we were at a family wedding which SIL and family couldn't attend. When their card was read out at the reception, with all names, 100 people burst out laughing and the lady next to me asked if that was the dog!!

HorseWhisperer Tue 31-May-11 19:36:56

No yanbu. I have an 'old' first name, I also have three middle names as well...I have close relatives called Algernon, Piers, and Tarquin. We all have more than one middle name. Oh dear.

hairypotter Tue 31-May-11 19:39:29

I need to know that name!! I can not keep a secret

redexpat Tue 31-May-11 19:40:09

My Mum wanted to call me Persephone. I'm so grateful that I have a normal father.

I'm staying on this thread to see what gems others come up with!

MrsKwazii Tue 31-May-11 19:40:34

I love reading the birth announcements column in The Times and always give a small cheer when another Maximillian is born. That and Mungo. Fabulous names that require a certain accent and bearing (neither of which I have - my name is more supermarket checkout girl grin)

MadamDeathstare Tue 31-May-11 19:40:35

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ptolemy Tue 31-May-11 19:43:27

carabos i need to know so badly i love hearing them and wondering what people are thinking another one being


i always think seriously? the same with calling a child justice

carabos Tue 31-May-11 19:44:00

Hairy - its not a classical name as such - think mad rock star affectation along the lines of Moon Unit Zappa and Zowie Bowie. What's worse is it is copied from a rock star's just the two of them on the planet !

duckdodgers Tue 31-May-11 19:44:06

A lot of the names on the baby names thread here I feel are pretentious and laughable, I think a lot of people forget its going to be a real human being living with the name for 70/80 odd years. Im never rude I dont reply and take the mick or anything but some of them.hmm

ptolemy Tue 31-May-11 19:46:52

please carabos is it along the line of jermajesty or is it better

Greenstocking Tue 31-May-11 19:47:14

Some people pretentious twits seem to think they are so out there with silly names like Monty and Mungo when, in fact, all the other pretentious twits people they know are also calling their kids the same names. They are clearly all reading the same, " How to be Middle Clarss " book.

hairypotter Tue 31-May-11 19:49:11

carabos whisper the rock star parents name so I can google grin

montmartre Tue 31-May-11 19:54:46

Brodwin? I have never come across this- do you mean Blodwyn? Welsh, not posh.

ManicAnnie Tue 31-May-11 19:57:32

I love Penelope. I know two and they are both Spanish, so not always a 'Posho Poshington-Jones' type name grin

The rest are vile, though, and yes, they are 'I am Mrs Posho-Poshington-Jones...or aspire to be' type names.

I know a Harriet Heffington-Hythe (^really^...Hattie if you are on here, show yourself grin).

menagerie Tue 31-May-11 19:57:58

Carabos, it's not a Fifi Trixiebell is it? Because I met one once and couldn't believe my ears. But, y'know, that aside, nice people and lovely child. So normal apart from the name.

YesterdaysPants Tue 31-May-11 20:00:26

I know a Zeppelin grin

diabolo Tue 31-May-11 20:01:37

There's a Maximus at DS's school. And a Milo Barrington-Black.

Why do some parents announce their DC's arrival in the Times with "at the Portland Hospital" though? This annoys me more than any naff name. Why does it matter where you gave birth, dripping in sweat and blood?

takethisonehereforastart Tue 31-May-11 20:02:00

There was a thread somewhere that mentioned Boris Johnson's full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and the de Pfeffel part made a lot of potential names for pets. I can't think why he doesn't insist on being called his full name whenever anybody speaks to him. It's wonderful.

squeakytoy Tue 31-May-11 20:02:43

There was a mother at the local fete yesterday, whose child was called Wentworth.


ChantingAsISpeak Tue 31-May-11 20:02:56

I have met an Ozzy Merlin and know another child who was allowed to change his name to Buzz. Another that used to make my family laugh was Ruby Isabella (shortened to Rubella perhaps?)

owlets Tue 31-May-11 20:03:47

My friend works at a attended by a kid called Zoom.

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