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Girls 'scullery maid' names and boys.......what?!

(21 Posts)
coldtoe Wed 11-Feb-15 09:02:28

Girls names I like are often described on here as scullery maid names - Mabel, Betty, ivy, bess etc. but what is the boy name equivalent? Boys names are HARD!!

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Wed 11-Feb-15 09:06:57

Wilf
Seth
Jed

Floggingmolly Wed 11-Feb-15 09:08:50

Sid
Archie
Ernie

coldtoe Wed 11-Feb-15 09:22:25

Sid and Jed are on my list already!
I want to avoid an 'y' 'ie' 'ee' ending so Archie and Ernie are out. Not sure about Seth and know a few Wilfs, but do like it.

TheYellowCat Wed 11-Feb-15 09:33:15

Ted
Bert
Frank
Fred

cosmicglittergirl Wed 11-Feb-15 09:49:00

Ned (short for Edward)
Seconding Seth

isthisjustfantasy Wed 11-Feb-15 09:49:17

Franklin
Stan
Wilfred

Bowlersarm Wed 11-Feb-15 09:50:51

Alfred
Jim

acharmofgoldfinches Wed 11-Feb-15 11:02:31

Jem
Clem

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 11-Feb-15 11:14:17

I'd say the equivilant description might be stable hand names or farm boy names grin

Hugh
Bert
Joe
Alf
Sam
Bill
Bob

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 11-Feb-15 11:17:04

Amos
Hector/Hec

acharmofgoldfinches Wed 11-Feb-15 11:59:34

Looking for farm hand names sounds like a good excuse to relax with a Thomas Hardy novel MyOther smile

squoosh Wed 11-Feb-15 12:02:02

I usually refer to my servants as 'peasant' or 'you there'.

cabbagerose Wed 11-Feb-15 12:25:20

Indeed Squoosh, and when one needs to be familiar then a chap's surname is more than adequate...

Sorry OP!

acharmofgoldfinches Wed 11-Feb-15 12:36:35

Isaac
Carter
Jude
Fletcher
Elijah
Nathaniel
Jacob/Jake

squoosh Wed 11-Feb-15 12:45:02

Indeed cabbagerose. In fact this thread has been my first alert to the fact that servants are even given first names!

reuset Wed 11-Feb-15 13:21:00

Surnames or nick names

looki Wed 11-Feb-15 16:33:53

You could always just refer to him as 'boy' (save yourself the trouble of having to remember at all)

Sorry OP :-)

Lunastarfish Wed 11-Feb-15 18:30:32

Percy
Cedric

Violetta007 Wed 11-Feb-15 23:09:50

George

mathanxiety Thu 12-Feb-15 00:53:41

Arthur
Edgar
Edwin
Edward
Clive
Ernest
James
Herbert
Walter
Harold
Richard
Reginald
Leonard
Norman
Cecil
Clifford
Ronald
Gilbert
Hubert
Maurice
Clarence
Lawrence
Ronald
Arnold
Dennis
Enoch
Godfrey
Dudley
Malcolm
Cuthbert
Vernon
Raymond
Victor
Albert

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