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Is there such thing as a 'middle class' boys name??

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Bluesand1 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:12:45

I've seen that referred to in other threads...are we talking royal names and basically that's it? Most of the names today were not popular when I was at school save for say Daniel Thomas James and Samuel. It seems every other name is considered by some as 'likely to date' etc.

Bluesand1 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:13:24

Not a fan of that type of stereotyping.

IoraRua Thu 17-Mar-16 21:15:18

I would put names like Hugo, Frederick, Elijah as middle class names.
Tbqh the middle classes are really the ones most likely to worry about this, aren't they?

usual Thu 17-Mar-16 21:16:21

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DaftLemon Thu 17-Mar-16 21:17:46

Rupert and Torquil?

dementedma Thu 17-Mar-16 21:18:55


SignoraStronza Thu 17-Mar-16 21:20:51

Reuben. Full of little Reubens at the pool I take Dd to. A few Hugo, one Charles and a Rupert.

CatThiefKeith Thu 17-Mar-16 21:26:02

Lysander. You just have to be well spoken and high educated to carry it off. I only know one parent with a ds called Lysander and she carries it brilliantly.

RoseDeWittBukater Thu 17-Mar-16 21:30:45


bollocksontheinternet Thu 17-Mar-16 21:33:26

Louis, George, Nicholas, Samuel, Edward, Charles, William.

Kings, mostly. Traditional wink

dementedma Thu 17-Mar-16 21:34:03

Also Harry, Alexander, Rafe,Toby, Tristram

Owllady Thu 17-Mar-16 21:36:18

I thought it was more Alexander, Sebastian, Edward, Henry etc
But it's all lazy stereotyping isn't it?

fudgepillow Thu 17-Mar-16 21:37:21

I'm not keen on stereotyping either but there is something in it surely? There are middle of the road names (apologies) such as James, Alex and Edward. There are names that raise an eyebrow such as Rocky, Azrael and Django. Middle class names to me are Sebastian, Theo, Rupert and Giles. Definitely not keen on Dante.....

bialystockandbloom Thu 17-Mar-16 21:38:35

I'd say names like Archie, Lucas, Oscar, George or Alexander are pretty middle class now. When I was a child (70s) it was more names like Daniel, Simon, or Luke type names.

Lysander and Benedict much more poncey upper m-c to me.

I think names which were once u-c are now much more commonly used in m-classes.

bollocksontheinternet Thu 17-Mar-16 21:38:48

Definitely there are middle class names.

Owllady Thu 17-Mar-16 21:38:59

Ceawlin, v upper or St John confused

HermioneWeasley Thu 17-Mar-16 21:39:40

There are middle class names. Jayden is not one of them

usual Thu 17-Mar-16 21:40:36

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FishWithABicycle Thu 17-Mar-16 21:40:59

anything from the more obscure parts of the old testament.

Owllady Thu 17-Mar-16 21:41:44

We all have middle class names on our family
Oh the irony grin

Owllady Thu 17-Mar-16 21:42:38

My mom wanted to call me Claire grin
But apparently I didn't look like one confused

usual Thu 17-Mar-16 21:45:18

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VelvetCushion Thu 17-Mar-16 21:46:40

Agree with Usual.
I think the best kind of people are the lower/working class and the very upper class.
Lower/working = salt of the earth, would give you their last penny.
Upper Class = old cashmere dog haired jumpers with holes in sleeve. Plus would never judge you.
Middle Class: The worst kind of snobs. Think their shit dont stink. Think they are upper class but never will be.

Owllady Thu 17-Mar-16 21:47:10

There aren't enough Samantha's usual wink

228agreenend Thu 17-Mar-16 21:47:49

I think Royal, Biblical (Matthew, James etc) and traditional,names are middle class.

Names such as Lysander are upper class.

Some names dip in and out of middle class. Eg Noah, which i thought most of my life would only be used by overtly Biblical and only religious people. This all changed.

Names like Sharon, Tracey etc are not middle class (apologies to all Shazzers etc out there)

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