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If you're looking for a fabulous, unusual or super posh name ...

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manicinsomniac Thu 14-Dec-17 01:55:12

... look no further:

I found all these in an online school magazine that's freely available on the internet with their printed class lists so I don't imagine there's an issue with selecting some to name here. If there is then please delete, of course (it's not a class list, I've chosen a few from a school list of what looks like 400 or so children)!

Best read alongside some of their truly incredible surnames along the lines of Duke-Hunterville and Hamilton-Waterford (not real, made those up) but still stand alone as quite wonderful. I don't even know which sex some of them are for so haven't divided them!:

Quitterie, Santa, Montgomery, Algie, Hebe, Jago, Kiki, Rafe, Griffin, Wolfie, Mungo, Artie, Indigo, Magnus, Havana, Clementine, Lochy, Breezy, Atticus, Clova, Rollo, Octavia, Ivory, Edgar, Red, Maximus, Monty, Herbie, Vaughan, Capucine, Basil, Wilf, Cassius, Iolanthe, Sholto, Rafferty, Inigo, Ozy, Tinks

I'm in name heaven - would never be brave enough though!

BlackEyedKid Thu 14-Dec-17 01:58:17

Quitterie - a cake shop where people who are trying to give up smoking can replace one form of oral fixation with another.

OhforfucksakeFay Thu 14-Dec-17 02:02:07

I'm surprised at Tinks and Breezy in that list
Sound like nicknames
Fascinating thanks OP!

BradleyPooper Thu 14-Dec-17 02:02:23

When we were baby name shopping, we tried to pick names that would work whether our kids ended up as a High Court judge or working in Maccy D's. I guess that if you're called Santa or Rollo, your trust fund would render that consideration invalid....

ButterfliesAreWeird Thu 14-Dec-17 02:03:03

Some of those are fairly common...

manicinsomniac Thu 14-Dec-17 02:03:05

Haha! I looked it up though - it's a French name and apparently pronounced more like 'key - ter - ee'

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 14-Dec-17 02:04:17

Montgomery, Algie, Jago, Rafe, Griffin, Wolfie, Mungo, Artie, Magnus, Lochy, Atticus, Rollo, Edgar, Red, Maximus, Monty, Herbie, Vaughan, Basil, Wilf, Cassius, Sholto, Rafferty, Inigo, Ozy, Tinks

Quitterie, Santa, Hebe, Kiki, Indigo, Havana, Clementine, Breezy, Clova, Octavia, Ivory, Capucine, Iolanthe

That's my attempt at splitting boys and girls names...

Monty, Rafe, Artie, Edgar, Maximus, Monty, Vaughan, Wilf, Rafferty aren't so unusual these days? Lochy sounds like a nickname for Lachlan (sp?)

Want2bSupermum Thu 14-Dec-17 02:04:45

Truthfully most posh people are called something different to the name on their birth certificate. James Blunt springs to mind.

manicinsomniac Thu 14-Dec-17 02:07:09

Sorry, that was to Backeyedkid

Butterfly - I did say fabulous, unusual or super posh. I know they're not all unusual. I don't think of any of them as quite common though - not in my circles anyway!
I do teach in a ('reasonably posh-ish but clearly not in this league') private school and do teach/have taught children called Monty, Maximus and Rafferty. Don't think I've met many/any of the others in real life though.

manicinsomniac Thu 14-Dec-17 02:09:05

Assassinated - I think I'd do similar splitting but might guess at Indigo being a boy's name and Tinks a girl (for Tinkerbelle maybe??)

KhalliWali Thu 14-Dec-17 02:13:50

What wonderful names! Love them! Thanks for sharing OP.

squoosh Thu 14-Dec-17 02:21:06

Ivory, Clova, Lochy, Tinks, and Ozy would not be given the MN seal of approval if suggested by a plebeian parent. On a posh kid, I suspect people might be more forgiving...

Clova reminds me of that old Clover ad 'for we all love Clover...'

SleepingStandingUp Thu 14-Dec-17 02:22:29

If you lived on a Council estate with some of these names it would be proof of how common you sre. Add money and suddenly the same name is proof of how classy

strawberryclouds Thu 14-Dec-17 02:22:55

These are great! I hope imagine some must be nicknames though. Breezy and Tinks??

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 14-Dec-17 02:25:15

Wasn't sure about Indigo and Tinks, you may well be right with those. Lochy, Ozy and Tinks must be nicknames. Ivory and Clova are definitely odd ones out in that list, also Breezy!

usualGubbins Thu 14-Dec-17 02:32:19

Great dog names!

CheapSausagesAndSpam Thu 14-Dec-17 02:35:23

In our small town we have a Rafferty, an Ozie, Wolfie and Indigo.

I quite like Wolfie I'm afraid. blush

manicinsomniac Thu 14-Dec-17 02:40:26

cheapsausages maybe they all go to this school!

I like all the names - I don't think they're all posh or all unusual - just one or the other or else just generally fabulous.

Esker Thu 14-Dec-17 02:40:42

Inigo is a boy's name. I only example of Inigo Jones, famous architect.

It was my parents' name of choice for a boy... but thankfully I was a girl and got given a totally bog standard name, one of the most commonly used of my birth year grin

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 14-Dec-17 02:47:42

There's Inigo and Indigo on that list. Inigo is obviously a boy's name. Indigo I'm really not sure about.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 14-Dec-17 13:11:48

I like Indigo. I live in Wolverhampton so definitely couldn't get away with Wolfie hahahah

Buxbaum Thu 14-Dec-17 18:56:01

I know a few female Indigos. I think it’s usually a girls’ name.

Enko Thu 14-Dec-17 20:06:19

I LOVE Basil and wanted it badly for DS but DH vetoed (booo)

Troodon Thu 14-Dec-17 20:09:11

I’ve got a Jago. We’re not remotely posh 😄

TeachesOfPeaches Thu 14-Dec-17 20:10:13

My son is Magnus. grin

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