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Do these names seem posh to you?

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CarlaVeloso Wed 29-Jan-14 20:18:54


DH is convinced they are a bit posh for us. I think I've spent so long thinking about this that I no longer have an immediate sense of where they fall in the whole class thing...what do you think?

WowserBowser Thu 30-Jan-14 12:07:25

Lovely names. Good choices op!

Oldandcobwebby Thu 30-Jan-14 12:14:11

Great names, every one!

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Thu 30-Jan-14 12:19:03

I know a Verity who is totally normal - it doesn't have to be posh!

lebkuchenlover Thu 30-Jan-14 12:29:02

Actually, isn't it the person that determines how posh or chav he/she is (rather than someone's name?!)?

Viviennemary Thu 30-Jan-14 12:31:15

They are all nice names. I like Verity best.

wholesomemum Thu 30-Jan-14 12:40:38

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lljkk Thu 30-Jan-14 12:52:13

Verity yes posh, not the others. Clara will probably soar in popularity after Dr. Who.

Clara is only one I could like.

Mrsindecision Thu 30-Jan-14 13:16:21

I don't think any of your choices are posh and I like all them all, but would be concerned that Emilia would consistently be misheard as Amelia and she would be constantly correcting people (I know a number of Emilia's and this happens to them regularly).

sleepingbeautiful Fri 31-Jan-14 00:39:02

I don't think they are posh. They are nice middle of the road names to me.

CarlaVeloso Fri 31-Jan-14 01:32:39

Middle of the road? Ouch.

RalphRecklessCardew Fri 31-Jan-14 07:13:33

Pretty neutral, and pretty.

headoverheels Fri 31-Jan-14 07:18:22

Agree with Mrsindecision, if you go for Emilia she will be constantly correcting people who think it's Amelia, which is currently v popular (3 Amelias in my DD's class).

My favourite is Clara.

sashh Fri 31-Jan-14 07:57:49

Emilia/Amelia - not at all posh, probably used to be but not now, too many of them.

Clara - nope, popular with fans of Heidi - the book not the name and now with Dr Who fans.

Verity - just sounds quite old to me, but old in a good way, I see verity as a suffragette.

Morgause Fri 31-Jan-14 07:58:53

Classic, I'd say. I've met people with those names and they were all lovely.

meditrina Fri 31-Jan-14 08:08:17

I don't think they are posh.

Emilia (as a Latinate version of the more frequent Emily) is slightly more erudite.

Verity (like other virtue names) was extremely frequent across classes a generation or two ago (and often associated with Chapel rather than Church going) but isn't really marked now.

Clara has no strong associations.

Blu Fri 31-Jan-14 08:10:21

Not 'posh' - quite learned, perhaps?

Lovely names anyway.

Tell your DH you could spell them

Emeliya, Klara and Veritee if he wants them to sound less 'posh'.

noodlebum Fri 31-Jan-14 10:37:58

Not particularly no. Although Emilia could be problematic for a different reason, getting confused with Amelia constantly...

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