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Do you know any Benedict's?

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Christmasfatpants Mon 28-Dec-15 21:30:27

I love love love this name, dsis thinks is a bit aspirational and used either by posh or wannabe posh? Does this fit with those you know?

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 28-Dec-15 21:31:54

Benedict's what?

No I don't. I like it though.

AuntieStella Mon 28-Dec-15 21:32:01

One in RL.

Very high church, smells and bells type.

I would expect quite religious Christian parents, but not necessarily that type.

RidersOnTheStorm Mon 28-Dec-15 21:32:44

Retired headmaster, lovely bloke.

Haggisfish Mon 28-Dec-15 21:36:28

Yes, two-middle class parents but not up themselves or pretentious. Only calked benedict when they've been naughty! Ben otherwise.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Mon 28-Dec-15 21:39:00

One, about 2 1/2. Love the name. Works on the boy. Not religious, just MC ...!

Christmasfatpants Mon 28-Dec-15 21:40:01

Oops, yes rogue apostrophe there. I like it as not v common but apparently not v common means snobby hmm

Suzietwo Mon 28-Dec-15 21:40:16

yes, he is about 4.

sweetkitty Mon 28-Dec-15 21:40:45

Yes just the one very religious RC family

Queenbean Mon 28-Dec-15 21:40:45

Yes, I know one. Super dooper posh.

Think it would sound weird if it was used on a normal person iyswim.

And the mints, of course!

TheoriginalLEM Mon 28-Dec-15 21:41:54

i know one and yep- he's a pretentious twunt. i do quite like the name

chocoshopoholic Mon 28-Dec-15 21:43:22

I went to uni with one. He'd be about 35 now, he was very posh and religious.

Maryz Mon 28-Dec-15 21:45:38

I know two, one is about seven, I think; the other is 20.

Both are known as Ben, and are vehemently anti being called Benedict. In fact the older one has officially changed his name to Ben.

SpaggyBollocks Mon 28-Dec-15 21:46:28

mine is 26. he's one of my best friends. he has lovely manners and loves reading.

he's very charming and really listens to people when they talk.

he's neither posh nor wannabe posh. his dad manages a warehouse. he's just lovely.

TheWoollybacksWife Mon 28-Dec-15 21:46:53

I was friends with a Benedict known as Ben when I was a teenager. His parents were MC and quite religious. Him, not so much... wink

Gliblet Mon 28-Dec-15 21:47:48

I know a Benedict. He's a lovely 40-something hippie with a preference for hand-woven textiles and an interest in am-dram. Absolute sweetheart.

teacher54321 Mon 28-Dec-15 21:49:52

I know a Benedict! He's 36 and quite lovely. Known universally as Ben.

IslandGirlie Mon 28-Dec-15 21:52:31

Yes, a two year old smile

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 28-Dec-15 21:52:56

Doesn't say snobby to me. Also easy to have a "normal" nickname. Go for it but don't tell anyone el until you present the with the baby.

Christmasfatpants Mon 28-Dec-15 21:59:46

I like that most known ones are older! I think you are right IAmAP, other people always have a negative opinion

teacher54321 Mon 28-Dec-15 22:06:32

I've worked in several posh schools and have never taught one smile the most common posh one IME is Harry. I once taught one year 9 class where 6 out of 15 boys were called Harry...

kmini Mon 28-Dec-15 22:20:21

My brother is a Benedict. Catholic family, but not Bible bashers in the least. My parents thought it was a lovely alternative to Benjamin. We also loved it and is DS' middle name.

xmasseason Mon 28-Dec-15 22:23:27

It's traditionally a bit posh but so what? It's more "heard of" now that Benedict Cumberbatch is so well known. Much nicer than Benjamin.

BikeRunSki Mon 28-Dec-15 22:26:23

Yes, early 40s, extremely posh.

Featherbag Mon 28-Dec-15 22:27:27

I have a 2yo Benedict, we are definitely Not Posh!

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