What's your favorite posh name?

(143 Posts)
Poppy03 Wed 21-Nov-12 21:24:08

Share your favorite posh name, and nickname : )

FriggFRIGG Fri 30-Nov-12 23:19:21

I have an Arlo,I adore his name,he is the sweetest child <not at all bias>

I also love...

Boys

Ivo
Ptolemy
Rudyard
Artie
Jago
Bertie
Errol
Iver
Humphrey
Rufus
Auden
Artemis       
Quentin
Aubrey
Wilbur
Beauregard
Buckley
Barnaby
Phineas
Ernest
Fabian
Balthasar
Artan


Girls

Ophelia/ofelia
Azalea  
Bonnie
Ezma
Beatrice
Ariella
Margo
Sylvia
Ottilie 
Ottoline
Coralie
Cora
Genevieve
Clementine    
Lavinia
Phyllis
Beulah
Emmeline
Vita
Mara
Odette
Tabitha
Serephena
Esma
Agatha
Esther
Audrey
Enid
Agnes
Thora
Ariadne
Artemis   
Romilly
Delphi 

shoobidoo Fri 30-Nov-12 22:38:47

Biffy sounds like a character from Kipp and Chip, the reading scheme. Doesn't sound/nice posh at all grin.

EskimoPie Fri 30-Nov-12 17:16:12

I met an adult Biffy recently shock.

Love Ophelia.

For boys, love Sebastian and Julian (not sure it's posh but it has the right ring to it, to my ears).

shoobidoo Fri 30-Nov-12 14:04:57

I'm not sure many of the names on here are still considered 'posh'. I certainly know quite a few non-posh Hugos, Quentins, Sebastians, Serafinas and a Frances.

I like most of the names on this thread but my favourite 'posh' names would be Lucian and Athena.

marriedinwhite Thu 29-Nov-12 22:48:24

If anyone watched the Antique's Roadshow on Saturday that lovely Bunny Campione told everyone her real name was Anastasia.

If it hadn't been recorded ages ago I'd have said Fiona Bruce had been following this thread. It made me snort.

GingerPCatt Thu 29-Nov-12 21:19:09

My DH worked for a dutchess and her daughter's nickname was Shrimpy. I have no idea what her real name is.

evamummy Thu 29-Nov-12 21:11:58

In other words, people can be posh/chav/nerdy/cool/whatever, but a name is just that, a name. And a name's association will change over time, depending on who we know with the name.

popsicle1984 Thu 29-Nov-12 18:44:06

There was a chavvy little girl in Hollyoaks called Persephone so I see it as the exact opposite of posh! OTT!

WockComble Thu 29-Nov-12 17:38:23

bigbluebump - yes, he'll be Zac for short, which I love too. Zacharias is an old 19th century name from the Jewish genius side of my family, and a rather uncommon name in the UK right now, which I like.

Delilah - I'd say Lucian is defo posh. Think I snogged one of those once too.

PerryCombover Tue 27-Nov-12 17:44:22

St John nice for a middle
Really posh names are hand me downs and therefore really only the names of European royalty
The names you lot are mostly trotting out are from classically educated wealthy folk not truly UC
Lots of Harolds, James, Charles, Edwards, Freds.....what about a Boris?
Girls
Alice, Elizabeth, Catherine, Alexandra, Jane...what about a Beatrice?

thegreylady Tue 27-Nov-12 17:40:28

Miranda nn Mirry
Sebastian nn Seb
Hereward
Elfrida nn Elfie

delilah88 Tue 27-Nov-12 17:16:37

Is Lucian a posh name?

bigbluebump Tue 27-Nov-12 12:58:01

WockComble, Zacharias is a lovely name, but he might end up as Zac/Zach.

bigbluebump Tue 27-Nov-12 12:56:53

I like Hugo, Sebastian, Quentin (we have one smile), Monty and Raphael for boys and Florence, Eleanore, Antonia, Isabel and Cordelia. Not sure if they are still posh nowadays (we're certainly not posh..), I just think they are beautiful classic names.

WockComble Mon 26-Nov-12 16:57:05

Woody is the least posh boy I ever went out with. He was from Wolverhampton.

I have quite a few rather posh friends and many of them seem to be favouring Florence or Rose for a girl. There's that it-girl Florence Brudenell-Bruce who goes by the nickname of Flee. Quite cute.

My personal fave posh names include Clementine (Clemmie), Sophia, Rupert, Sebastian, Quentin, Rufus ('that sounds like a dog': DH) and Felix ('that sounds like a cat': DH again).

I think we'll be calling our new baby boy (due in 12 days) Zacharias, and I'm keen on Beau for a middle name (DH still to be convinced - think I may need to go through labour first for the sympathy vote to kick in).

bananaramma Mon 26-Nov-12 12:33:01

I love most of the names on this tread - they sound lovely, classic and not overused. My favourites are Monty, Hugo, Quentin, Magnus, Cassius, Seraphina, Lucia - do you HAVE to be 'posh' to use them?! It would be a shame imo grin.

Also, the more non-posh people use these beautiful names, the less 'posh' they will seem!

rachel234 Mon 26-Nov-12 11:51:43

Not sure what 'posh' names are... I know that some people are considered 'posh' (in the UK) but names are just that, collection of letters. We tend to associate names with certain people based on their behaviours etc but most names that start out 'posh' work their way down the ranks until they are conisered quite normal.

Names like Hugo, Quentin or Sebastian for boys or Seraphina, Isabella or Antonia might be been regarded as 'posh' a few years ago (if mumsnet is anything to go by...), but they've become quite mainstream as lots of people use them.

I personally love 'elegant' classic names like Constantine, Thaddeus, Alexander, Dominic, Helena, Octavia etc. and don't care whether they are conisered posh or not (or chav or whatever)!

Greythorne Mon 26-Nov-12 11:39:00

I knew a posh boy called Martin but his posh friends just wouldn't have it that he was called Martin. They called him Monty. Which is fine, that's how nicknames work, but his wife told me 'they just couldn't bear to think of him having a pedestrian name' which made it rather pretentious in my book.

telsa Mon 26-Nov-12 11:31:13

Hepzibah - and Cosima - and Cosmo

MerryMarigold Sun 25-Nov-12 22:12:16

I love Barnaby and Woody but wouldn't consider posh. My ds nn is 'Woodie' (but a long 'oo' like Typhoo!) and his name is Jude!

Binkybix Sat 24-Nov-12 22:17:36

Well, yes. Woody does also mean one of those grin

sonniebonnie Sat 24-Nov-12 21:47:41

Rufus is great, as is Quentin and Magnus!

RnB Sat 24-Nov-12 21:23:55

Jolyon, Rufus,

Everlong Sat 24-Nov-12 21:14:35

I loved Woody for ds 5 but was put off by some rude people ( in rl )
I had no idea it meant a hard on. Ewww.

messagetoyourudy Sat 24-Nov-12 21:12:26

Do people really think of an erection when you say Woody? That's suprising in a 1970's way

I would think of Toy Story.........is that just me?

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