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Araminta, is this too posh?

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seasonsturvey Mon 27-Jul-09 12:39:15

Sorry to be so blunt in the title.
Araminta is my new love. I just think it is really pretty and not over popular or silly.
My worry is that it is too posh.
What do you think and what are your opinions of the name? Help!

mrsradders Mon 27-Jul-09 12:46:18

absolutly 110% love it, love minty for short to, i would have loved this but DP said no sad

i say use it xxx

cheesesarnie Mon 27-Jul-09 12:48:03

i know a araminta.its very nice so long as you realise she will always be minty.

PestoSoggyMonster Mon 27-Jul-09 12:48:17

I love it too, also Minty smile

Go for it!

girlandboy Mon 27-Jul-09 12:48:23

A bit too posh for me I'm afraid.

Also reminds me of a toothpaste/mouthwash as well.
"Try new Araminta and get that just brushed freshness"

suwoo Mon 27-Jul-09 12:51:29

It is super posh, but I love it!

My DH would never have let me go for it though, he has a serious inbuilt ponceometer grin

bigstripeytiger Mon 27-Jul-09 12:51:41

It is quite posh. OK if you can carry it off.

HelenofSparta Mon 27-Jul-09 12:56:11

I think it is lovely. Am just considering whether it goes with DD (Hermione)?!!

Is it pronounced as spelt? Will have to look up where it comes from now...thanks!!

LyraSilvertongue Mon 27-Jul-09 12:57:44

It is extremely posh.
Use it if you can handle it being shortened to Minty.

TakingItUpTheTailPipe Mon 27-Jul-09 12:57:50

I like it as long as you have the background to back it up IYSWIM.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 27-Jul-09 13:43:36

if you are related to Dukes and Duchesses, I would say go for it.

Otherwise pretentious imo, even thoygh it is a very pretty name in itself.

I would personally loathe the shortening Minty, so that would put me off completely.

UnquietDad Mon 27-Jul-09 13:44:12


PuppyMonkey Mon 27-Jul-09 13:44:46

I think it is ludicrously posh. Poncey indeed.

sandyballs Mon 27-Jul-09 13:46:40

Don't do it!! It's awful, I can just picture a little brat with ringlets stamping her feet because she hasn't got her own way grin. 'Oh daddy pleeeeeeease', with a lisp.

artichokes Mon 27-Jul-09 13:47:55

I quite like Araminta (although it is uber posh) but I HATE the nn Minty.

Your OP says Araminta is nice because it is not silly, maybe so, but Minty is very silly.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 27-Jul-09 13:55:16

Lol Moondial!

I can't remember anything about it other than a poor victorian orphan and a girl called Araminta with hair like Tracy Beaker.

Homebird8 Mon 27-Jul-09 14:13:04

I know a lovely little Araminta. She's 7 and my friend's little boy thinks the sun shines out of her!

AtheneNoctua Mon 27-Jul-09 14:14:07

I don't like it at all. Way too pretentious for me. (And I tend to like posh things)

Nancy66 Mon 27-Jul-09 14:26:49

It's very posh BUT it's also not very nice.
Very unfeminine I think.

notsoteenagemum Mon 27-Jul-09 14:42:29

I used to love Moondialgrin

It is v.posh though, but I think I like it.

AramintaCane Mon 27-Jul-09 14:52:51

no its lovely grin

CarriePooter Mon 27-Jul-09 14:58:03

I love it. It was on my list for dd but sounds stupid in my accent.

Caitni Mon 27-Jul-09 15:19:35

'Fraid I hate this name - it's my favourite example of a ludicrous posh English female name. The full name sounds like brand name for a car or something. The inevitable NN is a flavour. Not a good combo IMO.

I worked in book publishing for years and worked with my share of Minties and it's just a horrible name. And extremely hard to take a grown woman seriously in a meeting when she is universally called Minty.

shootfromthehip Mon 27-Jul-09 15:22:52

Where I come from if you gave a child that name, you may as well start saving for the therapy she's going to need too grin.

It is very, very poncey. Minty is actually worse- it's what you should call a horse and not a child. Oh dear- I am being mean but really.

mrswoolf Mon 27-Jul-09 15:29:01

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