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If you often get a feel for a parent's social class/background by the child's name...

(77 Posts)
BlueButTrue Mon 06-Nov-17 20:01:25

What would you think of Vincent and his parents, before meeting them?

I use to think you could tell a lot by a name, especially surnames, but today I met a very posh Darius and Jayden set of twins blush

ItStartedWithAKiss241 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:03:13

I was shocked when my posh friends had a beautiful daughter, I asked what name they would have chosen for a son and they said Jenson hmm x

Callamia Mon 06-Nov-17 20:05:20

The only Vincent I know is Chinese.
That’s not enormously helpful is it?

semideponent Mon 06-Nov-17 20:07:23

I would think Catholic as it's a saint's name. Class-wise, Catholic could mean anything.

Scabbersley Mon 06-Nov-17 20:07:49


SimultaneousEquation Mon 06-Nov-17 20:09:14

I would think French or Catholic. But neither in a judgemental way, just observing that Vincent is more common with both.

HollowCity Mon 06-Nov-17 20:09:21

Vincent......ermmmm, Dunno really.

AfterSchoolWorry Mon 06-Nov-17 20:09:27

I'd think named after a grandfather. I wouldn't be able to guess the social class.

girlwhowearsglasses Mon 06-Nov-17 20:09:41

Well they may well be French or Italian. I think it’s fairly free of association - I think of Van Gogh - but Vince slightly less classy.

girlwhowearsglasses Mon 06-Nov-17 20:11:29

I know Chinese children called Daniel, Leo, Vincent, Sinead and Jayden. No idea what that’s about but they are all from different families

Mayhemmumma Mon 06-Nov-17 20:11:31

I really like Vincent/Vince etc. Could go either way class wise. Vinnie is great and super cute but maybe less posh?

Wiggypudding Mon 06-Nov-17 20:12:56

Middle class.

BlueButTrue Mon 06-Nov-17 20:13:15

Vincent isn’t a French name confusedgrin

AfterSchoolWorry Mon 06-Nov-17 20:14:10

A lot of old Irish men are called Vincent.

greendale17 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:14:17

Lower class

usernameinfinito Mon 06-Nov-17 20:14:52

The only Vincent I know has an Italian-American father.

Ragusa Mon 06-Nov-17 20:15:13

Vincent would be middle class or crunchy trustafarian.

DancesWithOtters Mon 06-Nov-17 20:15:35


BlueButTrue Mon 06-Nov-17 20:16:08

What is a trustafarian grin

And why are people saying it’s of French origin? I cant find any online reference to suggest it is

DumbledoresApprentice Mon 06-Nov-17 20:16:47

I’d guess Catholic but wouldn’t have a clue about class. Wouldn’t be surprised to be told they were very posh, lower working class or anything in between.

Smitff Mon 06-Nov-17 20:17:06

What do you mean it isn’t a French name? Is Anne a French name?

SuperBeagle Mon 06-Nov-17 20:17:42

Wouldn't have any preconceptions about Vincent. Could belong to virtually any class group and any ethnic group.

Blondielongie Mon 06-Nov-17 20:18:04

The only Vincent I know has hipster parents grin

It's very Katie whatshername off the old apprentice (what's her name??) to judge children by their names. seriously why can't I remember her name?

Sittinonthefloor Mon 06-Nov-17 20:18:18

Try-hard but failing.

SimultaneousEquation Mon 06-Nov-17 20:18:57

Um... Vincent is a pretty mainstream name in France. I know more French Vincents than British.

(And I love the way it sounds in French smile)

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