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

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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.

ChunkyMonkeyMother Tue 02-Jul-13 16:30:08

Tobias Montague - amazing

TheMagicKeyCanFuckOff Wed 03-Jul-13 21:38:38

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.

2tired2bewitty Thu 04-Jul-13 22:40:20

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.

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