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Is Araminta too posh?

(58 Posts)
carlottawales Tue 23-Sep-08 12:27:05

Sorry to those to those who don't like the posh/chav threads, but I really need to know honestly.
Araminta has been tentatively on my list for a while now, surely in this day and age it is safe for non upper class people to use?
would appreciate your thoughts.

Bluebutterfly Tue 23-Sep-08 12:29:58

Sorry didn't even know it was a name - posh or otherwise. I have heard of Amarantha, the Greek name though.

GordonTheGopher Tue 23-Sep-08 12:30:39

Never heard of it. I think it's quite pretty.

branflake81 Tue 23-Sep-08 12:30:40

Yes. Far too pompous, imho.

Nbg Tue 23-Sep-08 12:31:44

I love it and Minty for short.

witchandchips Tue 23-Sep-08 12:31:46

I wouldn't it is the still the name that people chose when they neeed a ridculously posh girl's name for an anecdote.

Chequers Tue 23-Sep-08 12:34:22

I don't like it much, prefer Arabella which is also quite posh IMO.

Megglevache Tue 23-Sep-08 12:35:22

Minty (bleurgh)

Sorry,I bet there are lots of lovely Mintys around

Sobernow Tue 23-Sep-08 12:36:40

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citronella Tue 23-Sep-08 12:37:59

No, it's too silly grin

Nbg Tue 23-Sep-08 12:38:10

Eurghh, really Sober?
Thats ruined it for me now.

Arabella is lovely too.

Sycamoretree Tue 23-Sep-08 12:39:40

It's too posh, and Minty is just Yuck. I think of a posh girl with no brains prancing around on her pony.

peasholme Tue 23-Sep-08 12:41:09

It was the name of the awful heroine of BBC children's tv series The Moondial.

onceinalifetime Tue 23-Sep-08 12:44:20

No sorry, the head of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon's daughter is called Araminta and there are numerous interviews where precious 5yo Minty has already got a designer wardrobe, her own high heels, yapping dog, etc.

anorak Tue 23-Sep-08 12:45:12

I agree you should be able to use any name you like regardless of social class. However I think you will lay yourself open to people taking the piss all the time.

Megglevache Tue 23-Sep-08 12:46:00

Minty Mellons

Oh god that is a porn name or what! Worse almost than Piloh Shitt!

devonsmummy Tue 23-Sep-08 12:48:03

I like it - never heard of one in real life. when i was younger I loved the Moondial with the character Minty and made a mental note of the name for future DD.

largeginandtonic Tue 23-Sep-08 12:50:33

I like it, not 'Minty' though.

Ariella very sweet, i met one at my sil wedding last year. They were posh grin

largeginandtonic Tue 23-Sep-08 12:52:02


Am campaigning for Dorothy atm, Dulcie and Dolly a close lead grin

<< disclaimer, no need to comment, just posting for Meggle >>

Sorry for hijack.

OrmIrian Tue 23-Sep-08 12:54:10

Not too posh, just not nice. Sorry.

How about Amalthea?

mazzystar Tue 23-Sep-08 12:56:45

i think it depends hvw posh you are.

do you shop at lidl or waitrose [or do you grow your own produce on your estate]?
do you eat cucumber sandwiches regularly?
is she likely to be presented to the Queen, or is she mvre likely to be in Fueteventura on her 18th birthday?

I think I quite like it in a novelty posh kind of way

Megglevache Tue 23-Sep-08 12:58:39


Fab of course you have marvellous taste- you did know dd was very almost one of your names but we call her Queenie now.

Next dd (if we ever) will be Dot or Hetty and I won't be asking what people think of it on here grin

Don't forget to add Isadora in there somewhere too.

largeginandtonic Tue 23-Sep-08 13:05:02

Isadora is still there...

One of the chickens is Hetty, along with Penny, Pru, Maggie and Gerty.

I need a Dot. DH is whinging about it. He goes off to sea for 8 months when she is born so will wait till he has gone before registering her and blaming very hormonal self wink

Love Queenie grin

largeginandtonic Tue 23-Sep-08 13:06:19

No i am not asking either grin

Bit like owning up to having a Fresco Bloom highchair worth £240...

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 23-Sep-08 13:26:04

It's a lovely name, but yes, it is reasonably posh.

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