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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!

shoobidoo Thu 13-Dec-12 09:44:19

Doesn't 'posh' simply mean classic, elegant and not overused? Also, most names that are considered 'posh' tend to move downmarket fairly quickly.

Names like Sebastian, Quentin, Arabella, Clementine were considered too posh only a few years ago, now these names are quite widespread and considered 'normal'. There is an interesting chapter on this trend in 'Freakonomics'.

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