Category: names with class
Names and class is a touchy issue, particularly for Americans. In the U.S., we like to pretend that class doesn’t exist, much less get signaled by factors like names.
In Britain, the class standing of names may be more widely acknowledged, yet everywhere the question of which names are classy and which are trashy changes over time.
Take Harry, the name of one of the young princes of England. A royal connection definitely gives a name class. Yet for years in the U.S., Harry has been one of the ultimate working man names, its image more pauper than prince.