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Posh names for boys?

(35 Posts)
MalcolmGrant Tue 11-Dec-12 23:08:05

I was thinking Malcolm for my son. He would be Malcolm Grant. Is this name posh, do you think? smile

pinkyredrose Mon 17-Dec-12 23:12:33

Peregrin Grant!

amck5700 Mon 17-Dec-12 23:09:38


or Cedric grin

iclaudius Mon 17-Dec-12 22:39:57

i just love Tarquin and would have called ds6 such - had friends not frowned so

GW297 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:36:42

maxmillie - I agree! Isn't Biff Elizabeth?

TwoFacedCows Mon 17-Dec-12 22:31:49

i am torn between Ptolemy and Tarquin. LOVE them both!

shoobidoo Mon 17-Dec-12 22:25:26

Jumbo or Biff shock. Don't think they're posh at all, they're awful...

Agree about Fabian and Julian - great names!

Ninjacat Mon 17-Dec-12 21:49:15


RyleDup Mon 17-Dec-12 21:47:58


ToffeeCaramel Mon 17-Dec-12 21:41:01

Fabian is a fab posh name

maxmillie Mon 17-Dec-12 20:33:13

Malcolm is a late middle-aged middle manager in an office name surely?

Leafmould Mon 17-Dec-12 20:30:04

There is a guy on my estate called jumbo. He is NOT posh.

I think it is hard to say wether a name is posh or not. I know a Malcolm who is nice but not posh.

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Dec-12 19:59:22

Really posh boys are always called something like Jumbo or Biff.

1978andallthat Mon 17-Dec-12 19:49:32

Malcolm is a great and underused name and not posh

louisianablue2000 Sun 16-Dec-12 18:44:08

I'm liking that Magnus is considered posh. Go to Orkney and you might change your mind once you've seen a few Mansies being thrown out of the pub.

GW297 Fri 14-Dec-12 00:32:44


I've never met a dog called Ptolemy.

shoobidoo Wed 12-Dec-12 13:40:06

What does 'posh' mean nowadays? If it means classic, elegant and underused then how about these:


Nowadays there are so many different names around that the old stereotypes aren't really relevant imo.

BlueChampagne Wed 12-Dec-12 12:50:23

I wouldn't say Malcolm was posh. If you want a posh name, how about Ambrose? Or are you trying to avoid one?

OwlLady Wed 12-Dec-12 12:13:01

see I know a dogs called Magnus and Monty as well! grin

I do live ina naice area though wink my poor dog (who is spayed thank god) was rathe enthusiastically humped by a dalmation called Hugo confused she was really not impressed

bigbluebump Wed 12-Dec-12 11:01:17

"a lot of these are dogs names, apart from Malcolm "
Really? Most dogs round here are called Rufus, Fido, Rex and Oscar!

I think what people mean with 'posh' names are simply classic, elegant underused names, the opposite of 'chav' names.

I'm not keen on the Mal part of Malcolm, but I love Magnus, Maxim or Monty. Or how about Caspian, Fabian or Tristan?

fedupwithdeployment Wed 12-Dec-12 10:56:51

The only Malcolm I know is a nice, but rather dull chap.

I don't think it is a posh name.

The poshest person I was at university with was an OE called Humphrey. Awfully nice chap. Looked a bit like a young Nigel Havers. This was some time ago!!

HormonalHousewife Wed 12-Dec-12 10:39:42

Why are you obsessed with having a posh name confused

Bit weird IMO and definitely not posh either

language Wed 12-Dec-12 10:36:55


OwlLady Wed 12-Dec-12 08:43:02

a lot of these are dogs names, apart from Malcolm

GW297 Wed 12-Dec-12 08:40:13


GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 12-Dec-12 07:38:28


Like them both but I'm not posh enough!

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