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What's the Most Pretentious Name You've Ever Heard?

(135 Posts)
closetoshore Fri 25-Sep-09 18:30:17

After reading the other thread I thought it might be interesting to see and list the different names we all think are pretentious.

pranma Fri 25-Sep-09 18:33:25

Rupert Denzil Beaumont George

closetoshore Fri 25-Sep-09 18:39:10


mayanna123 Fri 25-Sep-09 19:24:00

But, as the other thread appeared to conclude, not the name itself but rather the parents attitude make a name 'pretentious', then no name itself can be pretentious. It all depends on who owns it!

cluckyagain Fri 25-Sep-09 19:26:45

AWW - I love clarence and montgomery....and rupert! Perhaps I have duff taste though.

florence2511 Fri 25-Sep-09 19:30:42

Barry grin

It's as pretentious as hell

jambleeye Fri 25-Sep-09 19:30:48

No, there are definitely pretentious names.

Persephone and Araminta for example.

I know a recently baptised little Artemis.

mathanxiety Fri 25-Sep-09 19:40:16

Araminta, funny enough, was the original given name of Harriet Tubman. Presumably it's a name with a long history. Do certain sounds in a name render it pretentious? The "Ara..." part perhaps?

mayanna123 Fri 25-Sep-09 19:44:10

Well, I seem to have a 'pretentious' taste then because I love Rupert, Clarence, Monty and even Artemis smile.

smother Sat 26-Sep-09 11:48:04

Spartacus (also true! a friend of mine recently named their boy this and I didn't know what to say)

Cortina Sat 26-Sep-09 11:55:24

I am Spartacus

I've heard of a Horatio and a Rhodesia - not sure if pretentious is the right word, 'problematic' for the child perhaps?

bellissima Sat 26-Sep-09 15:02:13

Hang on - not yet another 'Percy-fone' thread?

Lucretia. Honestly. Ran into a mother who had named her entire brood ridiculous names including that for one now teenage DD. Just how often will poisoning be mentioned to the poor child?

Sidge Sat 26-Sep-09 15:23:19


diddl Sat 26-Sep-09 16:12:07


pofacedandproud Sat 26-Sep-09 16:12:59

Candida [just reminds me of thrush]

AvengingGerbil Sat 26-Sep-09 16:19:10


3littlefrogs Sat 26-Sep-09 16:20:06


StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sat 26-Sep-09 16:22:53


BitOfFun Sat 26-Sep-09 16:33:52

pmsl at Spartacus. Is he the pfb? Will any future siblings also be called that?

pofacedandproud Sat 26-Sep-09 16:39:08

every Tarquin I have ever met has been a pain in the arse.

PlumpRumpSoggyBaps Sat 26-Sep-09 16:49:31

Benedict is ds2's middle name. If I'd had my way it would've been his first name.

I think Petronella's quite pretentious. The name, that is. I don't know any Petronellas personally.

pofacedandproud Sat 26-Sep-09 16:57:20

Benedict is a good name.

fruitshootsandheaves Sat 26-Sep-09 17:01:13

Petronella sounds like a cross between something you get to scare mosquitos away and a 1970's TV Lawyer grin

isittooearlyforgin Sat 26-Sep-09 17:03:38

heard a mum call her child across the room "China" not sure if pretentious, just a bit strange

Avendesora Sat 26-Sep-09 17:07:57

Oberon and Delphi

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