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Thread: Preppy Names
April 8th, 2010 09:22 PM #1Guest
I was just wondering which names you find to be really preppy? I seem to be drawn to pretty preppy names, so i was hoping you could add to the list! Here are my ideas:
Nathaniel (nn Nate)
Bennett (nn Ben)
Georgia (nn Georgie)
Anne (nn Annie)
Charlotte (nn Lottie)
Do you agree that those names sound preppy? Love to hear feedback, and other preppy names that i know are out there!
April 8th, 2010 10:41 PM #3
Re: Preppy NamesOriginally Posted by asophie1
Brittany (I used to know a girl with this name who was preppy. She wasn't very nice, though.)
Michael nn Mike
William nn Will
I bet people have different definitions of preppy, but there ya go. :)
April 8th, 2010 11:02 PM #5
Re: Preppy Names
I'm from a very "preppy" area so there are certain names I associate with preppiness. Anything that reminds me of Lily Pulitzer or my prep-school basically, lol. Nate and Bennett definitely seem preppy to me, Elliot and Henry less so. Georgia (and Georgina) is somewhat preppy to me, Anne can be preppy, Charlotte is preppy and Brooke is not. These are just my personal associations though. Some other preppy names:
Boys: Parker, Chase, Beckett, Fletcher, Kip (Christopher), Davis, Devlin, Everett, Grant, Griffith, Samson, Theodore, Tucker, Harrison, Trent, Ted/Tad, Preston, Walker, Spencer, Easton, Mac.
Girls: Pippa, Annabelle, Aspen, Blanche, Carson, Cecily, Daisy, Kit, Edie, Tessa, Emerson, Helena, Leighton, Jane, Eliza, Maxine, Piper, Tennley, Willa, Blair, Martha, Vivian.
Basically most last namey names make me think of preppiness. Also, I grew up a lot of very preppy people who had not so preppy names (like Katherine, Mary, Jacob and Brian) who had very preppy nicknames which included:
Cricket, Maisie, Bunny (I kid you not), Clio (nn for Claire), Bess, Bea, Josie, Birdie (nn of Roberta), Ebby and Barth (nn for Bartholomew), Ned and a male Izzy (Isaac)."Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt." -Dorothy Parker
April 8th, 2010 11:17 PM #7Guest
Re: Preppy NamesOriginally Posted by glitterandrocknroll
Im really surprised you don't find Nate (Nathaniel) and Georgia as preppy, to me thats they are the "preppiest"names on the list! To me, they just seem like a names that has been passed down through generations and generations of an old money family, adding to that preppy feel! As for Henry, I see what you mean about being kind of country, but then again on the opposite end of the spectrum i could completely see a Henry as being from a big city...maybe as a nick name to Harrison though (which is another really preppy name in my opinion!)? YOur comment about charlotte being old-fashioned, hmmm maybe thats what I am classifying as preppy, again being handed down through various generations? Also, to me Brooke screams preppy to me due to the "Brooks Brothers" association!
I think your suggestions of Meagan and Katie seem really preppy! Great ideas! As well, all the boys names definitely hit the preppy spot, especially Tanner and William!
Thanks for your input!
April 8th, 2010 11:23 PM #9Senior Member
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