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  1. #6
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    May 2018
    In England. very traditional names are usually associated with the upper classes, for example: Louisa, Elizabeth, Arabella, Beatrix. It's also usually common for the upper classes to have two middle names which give names a heightened sense of grandeur.

    It's also common for a lot middle/upper class parents to give their children shorter names or diminutives of traditional names, for example: Edie is very popular.

    Amongst the lower classes it's usually more popular sounding names or unusual spellings. Erin, Aimee, Kelly, Lauren and Gracie are popular.

    Sometimes traditional names or nicknames are quite popular, for example: Hattie/Hettie/Ettie, Tilly, Lucy, Rosie and Ellie.

    It's also not uncommon for double barrelled names, Ellie-May and Ellie-Rose are popular.
    Frances, Violet, Eleanora

    Albert, Kit, Arthur

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    In Germany lower class names would be names borrowed from the english speaking countries, like Kevin ("Home Alone" really boosted the name), Jeremy, Joel, Mandy, Miley or Chantal, Vanessa, Justin, Dustin, Jacqueline, Pascal, Tyler and especially double names such like Jeremy-Pascal, Sarah-Jane, Serafina-Joelle, and names where people just "invent" names, which no one actually uses
    Upper class/posh names are hard, because I don't think there are names almost primarily used by the upper class, but traditional german names like Viktoria, Charlotte, Katherina, Alexander, Maximilian, Leonard, Cornelius, Hendrik, Luise, Sophie, Emilia, Johann, Felix, Wilhelm, Karl, Otto especially "old" german names which were once used for german emperors, or kings and queens, but because names like Maximilian/Alexander/Sophie are trending for years in Germany it's hard to say
    Last edited by joyfully; June 9th, 2018 at 09:48 AM.

    Lydia Elowen | Elisa Marigold | Elodie Angeline | Aurelia Rose | Cordelia June | Matilda Ophelie | Livia Autumn
    Frederick Henry | August Fox | Leo Amadeus | Theodore Lysander

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    As above really, in Australia:

    Longer, royal and/or “girls’ picnic” names for upper/upper middle class. But this group also has the luxury of using hip, whimsical or word names.

    Less affluent/highly educated, use names that start with B, T, J, K, and M and contain “dyn”, “yla”, “ana”, and “ley” even with a hyphen or some added “ee”’s.

    Lower middle class begin to use upper/upper middle class names over time.

    The whole thing’s prefty absurd!
    Last edited by eloiset; June 9th, 2018 at 06:36 PM.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    I live in the southern US, and around here, "older money" names for girls tend to be family surnames such as Campbell, Sullivan, and Flannery are ones I've come across in person. Lower class around here tends to be Top 10 or something with an extravagant spelling - Khloey, Abigayle.

  5. #14
    Names like Victoria, Cordelia, Penelope, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Evangeline and so on to me would be upper-class names.

    Wheras Chrystal, Chloe, Lola, made-up names and alternative spellings would be considered lower-class or chavvy in the U.K.

    No offence to anyone with these names.
    Elsie Marie | Clara Jane
    Delilah Sage | Adeline Rose
    my cats: beau, persephone | my dog: ella
    Rowan Derek | Eden Alistair
    Arthur Richard | Colin Jack

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