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to think that double barrelled surnames are chavvy?

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prudencesmom Mon 19-Nov-12 15:54:14

It used to be the case that double barrelled surnames where only for the gentry, now every Tom, Dick and Chavvy have them. What has happened?

FloatyFlo Mon 19-Nov-12 15:55:24


ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 19-Nov-12 15:56:32

Maybe women don't want to be known by only theri DH's name.?

Save losing their identity.

I wish I had been more enlightened 21 years ago.

TraineeBabyCatcher Mon 19-Nov-12 15:56:41

Put your judgey judgey pants away.

MrsWolowitz Mon 19-Nov-12 15:58:04

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CharlieCoCo Mon 19-Nov-12 15:58:11

Its also traditional in some countries to have double barralled names. i couldnt care less what someones surname is.

MrsWolowitz Mon 19-Nov-12 15:58:29

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prudencesmom Mon 19-Nov-12 15:58:38

And it must be a nightmare for the children to spell their looong names.

SantasStrapOn Mon 19-Nov-12 15:59:29

'Mom' is far more chavvy IMO.

<runs away>

CMOTDibbler Mon 19-Nov-12 16:00:07

DH and I have different names, and we wanted ds to reflect both of us, so unless we'd made up a new name, he got to be double barrelled <shrugs>

FutTheShuckUp Mon 19-Nov-12 16:00:38

Unless the surname is Ponsenby-Smyth, in which case how is that chavvy shock

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Nov-12 16:00:47

I kind of see where you're coming from. They seem more commonplace now.

I don't care who has a double barrelled name or why right up until the names don't go. Sybil from Downtown's surname is just doesn't sound right.
Names like Rhys-Jones,Dudley-Jones,Fortescue-Smythe on the other hand do.

TraineeBabyCatcher Mon 19-Nov-12 16:00:48

I agree it must be a nightmare. But only if they're already longer names. I wouldnt ever double barrell a name purely because I'm to lazy to want to have to write it all out every time.

mrsscoob Mon 19-Nov-12 16:01:05

Describing something as chavvy is a sign of being chavvy yourself I'm afraid.

prudencesmom Mon 19-Nov-12 16:01:07

And its becoming more and more common.
Have my judgey pants on up to my armpits grin

prudencesmom Mon 19-Nov-12 16:02:48

mrs I am deffo not chavvy grin

SingSung Mon 19-Nov-12 16:03:05

Double barrelled = fine.
Triple barrelled = hmmmm

Good luck op!

AThingInYourLife Mon 19-Nov-12 16:04:42

Saying stuff is chavvy is chavvy smile

TraineeBabyCatcher Mon 19-Nov-12 16:05:25

Lol pp. That would spark a convosation or two

AThingInYourLife Mon 19-Nov-12 16:06:20

X-posted mrs grin

TiredBooyhoo Mon 19-Nov-12 16:06:35

i love these threads

OP define chavvy IYO.

ShiftyFades Mon 19-Nov-12 16:14:49

What happens in the future when all these double barrelled people marry each other, or don't get married but have children and can't decide on surname for the children?
I can see lots of:
Lloyd-Jones-Thomas-Browns in the future!! wink

Everlong Mon 19-Nov-12 16:20:16

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Anonymumous Mon 19-Nov-12 16:24:04

Saying that saying stuff is chavvy is chavvy is really chavvy IMO.

Fenton Mon 19-Nov-12 16:29:40

You are a goady stirrer OP, aren't you?

I thought I broke your big wooden spoon the other day grin

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