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what are posh names then?

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strawberriesandcream01 Sun 11-May-08 22:29:47

Just wondering? I have always liked Tabitha, Martha, sebastian. I know an Arthur and Monty. What would you class as a posh name and also as an embarrasing name!

Califrau Sun 11-May-08 22:45:43

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strawberriesandcream01 Sun 11-May-08 22:48:36

Finty? hey?!

How about Otis?

molecularbreakdown Sun 11-May-08 22:48:50

Penelope (as in Thunderbirds, not Pittstop)

Embarrassing name...

Willy (has that already been done)

Califrau Sun 11-May-08 22:49:31

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Greensleeves Sun 11-May-08 22:51:11


snice Sun 11-May-08 22:51:47

Otis is def. not posh

Troutpout Sun 11-May-08 22:52:03

Verity is posh

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 11-May-08 22:52:39

Makes good lifts though.

Greensleeves Sun 11-May-08 22:52:41


CocodeBear Sun 11-May-08 22:53:01

Araminta (Minty)

I had Hector and Monty on my names lists. Fortunately I had girls grin.

hatrick Sun 11-May-08 22:54:07

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CocodeBear Sun 11-May-08 22:55:36

OMG DD2's name is on that other thread blush

DontCallMeBaby Sun 11-May-08 22:56:32

I wondered about Miriam - the little girl who was talking to us over my parents' wall yesterday has a friend called Miriam and she (wall-lurking little girl) was rather posh so I dare say Miriam is too.

Jonty? Proper name or nickname. Definitely posh.

CoteDAzur Sun 11-May-08 22:57:10

People really call their kids Ptolemy? Why?

He was a Greek astronomer/astrologer who lived in 1st century AD. How on earth did his name became a name for posh English boys?

controlfreakyagain Sun 11-May-08 23:04:25

well he's a character in shakespeare innit (ptolemy that is) ant and cleo..

CocodeBear Mon 12-May-08 07:36:06

Oberon is a v posh name.

The president of the lesbian and gay society at my university was called Oberon.

Nancy66 Mon 12-May-08 10:52:02


....all names I think of as being a bit 'plummy'

CoteDAzur Mon 12-May-08 14:10:00

Excuse my ignorance, but in which Shakespeare play was there a 'Ptolemy'? And was it the Ptolemy (astronomer/astrologer in 1st century AD) or was it another guy by the same name?

LynetteScavo Mon 12-May-08 14:18:55

aquilla (sp?) is posh for a boy.

Ptolomy will always be posh -and I will always insist on saying it with a p.

I think Claudia is a bit posh, but lovely.

Margo is posh.

I also love Martha.

dizzydixies Mon 12-May-08 14:21:44

oh lordy none of the rory's I know are posh, certainly not up here in scotland grin

LynetteScavo Mon 12-May-08 14:22:48

Imogen and Jemima isnt' posh around here anymore.

LynetteScavo Mon 12-May-08 14:22:51

Imogen and Jemima isnt' posh around here anymore.

Twinkie1 Mon 12-May-08 14:23:28

There are Raiff(sp?) and Boris at DSs nursery which always make me smile!

Boris looks like a little bruiser and Raiff is a weedy little thing!

cardy Mon 12-May-08 14:24:48


electra Mon 12-May-08 14:28:24


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