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What's your favorite posh name?

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Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 21:24:08

Share your favorite posh name, and nickname : )

baskingseals Wed 21-Nov-12 22:22:58


favourite posh nickname is probably Plum.

what about yours?

TeaBrick Wed 21-Nov-12 22:24:37

Posh name Inigo
Posh nickname Minty
If only I was posh!

scrumpkin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:24:55

Ottilie. I think it's very posh in France.

poppydaisy Wed 21-Nov-12 22:26:18

I love 'posh' names and my favourites include Hugo, Quentin, Sebastian, Arabella, Ophelia and Penelope. I'm not sure I'd call them posh though, I'd prefer to call them elegant and classic smile.

poppydaisy Wed 21-Nov-12 22:27:02

Plum shock? What is posh about a plum....?!

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:27:42

My second daughters middle name is Ottilie- my husband wouldn't let me use it for a first name angry. I also love Araminta, nick named minty, and my daughter goes to school with a Lavinia, nicknamed 'Vinnie', which I think is fab.

Mintyy Wed 21-Nov-12 22:27:48

Araminta (Minty) and Sheherazade.

Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:29:56

I like Matilda (Tilly or Milly for short). But would you say this is "posh"? I'm not sure...

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:31:01

I think Matilda is quite posh but don't think Milly is.

LaGuerta Wed 21-Nov-12 22:32:12


DH banned it though sad

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 21-Nov-12 22:32:52

I like Hugo. No nn for that one.

Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:33:03

What about Clementine (nickname?)

Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:33:45

Hugo is great, but I'm afraid it would get shortened to Hugh, which I don't like.

cat Wed 21-Nov-12 22:34:29

We have Hugo nn Hugs or Hugsy

Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:36:34

poppydaisy What you call an Ophelia for short?

DevaDiva Wed 21-Nov-12 22:36:40

My BFF at school always said shed call her child Crispin, we lost touch I wonder if she did grin I like Oliver and Penelope although the nicknames Olly and Penny aren't so posh.

Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:44:06

scarlettsmummy2 Do you pronounce Ottilie Oh-tilly or Uh-tilly? If this were a first name, would it become "Tilly" for short?

mrsXsweet Wed 21-Nov-12 22:45:29

I also like Araminta, nickname minty and LOVE Rupert. Unfortunately we are not posh and my husband has vetoed them as possible names for dc2.

CheerfulYank Wed 21-Nov-12 22:48:18

Here in the US some surnames used as first names for girls are quite posh. Not Kennedy or Madison, those are common. But really out there ones like Haddon, etc. Bizarre!

Octavia is very downmarket here.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:48:19

We pronounce it oh-Tilly. I would have preferred not to shorten it to Tilly as I think it is a bit more unusual.

cece Wed 21-Nov-12 22:49:34

Ptomeley (sp?)

I love it but DH vetoed it.

CaseyShraeger Wed 21-Nov-12 22:52:50

Jago. Although that can be posh and/or regional, depending on where you live. Round here it would be posh, though.

Lotkinsgonecurly Wed 21-Nov-12 22:53:54

Love Camilla and Clementine.

Posh friends give one another nicknames like Pinky ponkington, tinky tonkington and dinky donkington.

Or Buffy, Stonky etc...

Lotkinsgonecurly Wed 21-Nov-12 22:54:30

In fact I may name change to BinkyBonkington

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