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Upper class baby names

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lovetpwonder Mon 30-Jul-18 21:58:58

Not to be confused with crushed velvet sofa and annual holiday to Dubai names grin (inspired by another poster).

Hit me with your upper class/well to do baby girl names that are still used today!

ImNotAFlower Tue 31-Jul-18 19:26:54

*Elodie

TatianaLarina Tue 31-Jul-18 19:31:01

I am wealthy old money kid and only about 4 people I know still use their nn unless they’re with old school friends. Was at Cambridge too - so what?

So many people make that claim without personal experience - that’s why it pertains to myth.

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 31-Jul-18 19:33:16

“Cressida” screams POSH to me

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Tue 31-Jul-18 19:34:06

Ptolemy, St John, Lettice and Clementine.

TatianaLarina Tue 31-Jul-18 19:34:51

Orchid, you got my DD’s name.

pennycarbonara Tue 31-Jul-18 19:35:04

Why not just have a look at lists of famous alumni of boarding schools? e.g. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Old_Etonians_born_in_the_20th_century
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downe_House_School#Notable_former_pupils
Or look at society pages in Tatler, Vogue etc and see what you like?

Slowtrain2dawn Tue 31-Jul-18 19:36:35

Steve, for a girl

1Wanda1 Tue 31-Jul-18 22:17:42

Returning to my first post, Tatiana, to paraphrase Margaret Thatcher: if you have to tell people you're "wealthy old money", you're not.

Sessy19 Tue 31-Jul-18 22:36:46

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Enko Wed 01-Aug-18 00:02:16

The proper posh old money family I know have grandchildren and children called

Monty (not Montgomery)
Isla
Charlie (though I think she really is Charlotte - though sister to Monty so perhaps not)
Daniel
Hugo
George
Henrietta
and Richard

toughgetsgoing Wed 01-Aug-18 01:50:43

Araminta
Tatiana
Fenella
Cressida
Hector
Ludo
Caspar
Mostly they have 'normal' middle class names
Lara
Flora
Molly
Sofia
Harriet
Florence
Clementine
Alice
Eliza
Charlotte
Daisy
Rosie
Coco
Harry
Henry
Freddie
Arthur
Edward
John
James
Charles
Philip
etc

Aintnothingbutaheartache Wed 01-Aug-18 02:01:56

Isolda

TatianaLarina Wed 01-Aug-18 09:08:12

if you have to tell people you're "wealthy old money", you're not

And you could say exactly the same about Cambridge. wink

Crystalblue13 Wed 01-Aug-18 09:16:42

Tarquin
Rufus
Rupert
Araminta
Lettice
Giles
Camilla
Hugo
Magnus

WatercolourFlower Wed 01-Aug-18 09:18:32

I met someone around Christmas time called Plum (her real name is Victoria), in fact I started a thread about it, as I thought it was so unusual. She is posh!

Echobelly Wed 01-Aug-18 09:37:04

Cosmo
Jacinda
Lettuce

pennycarbonara Wed 01-Aug-18 09:44:29

re Plum. I just looked up the fashion journalist Plum Sykes on Wikipedia, assuming she was an example - and found out her real name is Victoria and that Plum is a nickname.

Lettice not Lettuce.

Thatcher was not posh and well aware of that herself; she capitalised on being a grocer's daughter.
The above wasn't what she said, it was a was a paraphrase of a well-known quotation of hers: 'Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.'

1Wanda1 Wed 01-Aug-18 12:29:42

"To paraphrase..."

pennycarbonara Wed 01-Aug-18 12:31:12

Yeah, I was only repeating it because the subsequent poster appeared to have missed that bit.

Sessy19 Wed 01-Aug-18 14:56:48

I know the family who patriarch is the Equerry to HRH, is that Upper class?

They’re all named for ancestors, Thomas, Rupert and Persephone (Percy).

Sessy19 Wed 01-Aug-18 14:57:07

*who’s

Threeandabit Sun 12-Aug-18 14:46:42

I would class these boys' names as posh: -

Rupert
Mungo
Piers
Neville
Geoffrey
Walter
Victor
Crispin
Raymond
Desmond
Emmet
Edmund
Edgar
Fergus

vampirethriller Sun 12-Aug-18 16:13:56

The most upper class people I knew (auntie was a Dukes daughter) were called Joe and Daisy.

YaLoVeras Sun 12-Aug-18 16:20:47

Jane
Anna
Elizabeth
Catherine
Lucy

Frederick
Patrick
David
Andrew
George

Cupcakeicecream Sun 12-Aug-18 16:31:41

Bruno Hugo tuppence clarissa camille calliope clover loveday artemis Athena Bernard benedict elijah Lawrence englebert humpfry gertrude Vivien Gisele Clarence Claudia alexandrine percival magnus Augustus galahad lancelot

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