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Harris too posh?

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Whiskersjim Mon 30-Dec-13 22:44:23

My friends think the name Harris is posh. What do you all think?

Catlady x

Erm. I don't think it is posh at all. Sorry.

merryxmasyafilthyanimal Mon 30-Dec-13 22:48:23

No, not posh. The new Harvey I think.

HyvaPaiva Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:16

It's certainly not posh!

But in any case, it's not a first name. It's a surname, a place name, a brand name (tweed), it's Rolf Harris. It sounds rough. Hate it.

LittleBoxes Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:20

It's a slang term for 'arse' where I come from.

CorporalChugNutting Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:24

And rhyming slang too...

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:57


CorporalChugNutting Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:57

smile cross post

HyvaPaiva Mon 30-Dec-13 22:50:16

Yes, forgot to add 'arse'!

HyvaPaiva Mon 30-Dec-13 22:50:29


Whiskersjim Mon 30-Dec-13 22:55:57

Actually is dog in eastenders called Harris??

Puddles1234 Mon 30-Dec-13 23:19:55

Absolutely not 'posh' in the slightest.

badtime Mon 30-Dec-13 23:43:10

I don't think it is a posh name, but it is also not rhyming slang for arse (that would be 'aris': Aristotle - bottle/ and glass - arse).

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Mon 30-Dec-13 23:46:22

I think the Easties dog was called Wellard. grin

I like the name. I'd be put off using it for a while though because of the recent allegations against a famous man with the same name, as that's who i immediately think of.

That's just me though.

willyoulistentome Mon 30-Dec-13 23:47:35

Not posh.. Quite the opposite.

ProphetOfDoom Mon 30-Dec-13 23:47:36

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thenicknameiwantedisgone Mon 30-Dec-13 23:49:37

Sorry but I'd say Harris is more chav than posh.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 30-Dec-13 23:49:44

Round here it would be pronounced 'Arris.

The opposite of posh.

PrimalLass Mon 30-Dec-13 23:51:30

I think it is a lovely name. Very middle class IME.

TaraLott Mon 30-Dec-13 23:52:07

It's a surname or a Scottish island.
Is your surname Tweed?

Gobbolinothewitchscat Mon 30-Dec-13 23:55:45

I would not be in the slightest bit concerned that it's posh as it certainly isn't

So if yiu like the name - with it's non-posh connotations - then go for it

NigellasDealer Mon 30-Dec-13 23:56:46

as in "shove it up yer arris?'
please don't

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Mon 30-Dec-13 23:58:48

I think it must depend where you live!
It's like Lewis, or Iona - resolutely mc I would have said.

stickysausages Mon 30-Dec-13 23:58:52

As in Harrison? One of the most common names in recent times?

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 31-Dec-13 00:38:10

I love the name, if DC2 had been a boy that would have been his name. It's great. It is rising up the popularity charts quickly though in Scotland (because it's a fab name!) I know of three born this year though but that wouldn't have put me off - its lovely.

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