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14th Oct '17 10:01:26 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* The third game in the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series is [[OddlyNamedSequel called]] ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', which ties in to the theme of the titular gang "selling out".
14th Oct '17 9:47:36 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* Flynn Carsen of ''Series/TheLibrarian'' fame, though ironically he's not rich.

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* Flynn Carsen of ''Series/TheLibrarian'' fame, though ironically he's not rich.
13th Oct '17 9:50:56 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* A famous German TV sketch by ''Loriot'' has a announcer recapturing the first 8 episodes of an (fictional) 16 episode English drama. While the sketch is mostly about the announcer struggling with the ''th''-sound, the names qualify: Priscilla and Gwyneth Molesworth, Lady Hesketh-Fortescue, Amelie Hollingworth, Lucinda Satterthwaite, ...
11th Oct '17 4:47:37 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Creator/{{Roger Moore}}'s character in ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', Rufus Excalibur ffolkes, is definitely upper class but is certainly no twit. %spelled with a lower case ff, honest%

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* Creator/{{Roger Moore}}'s character in ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', Rufus Excalibur ffolkes, Ffolkes, is definitely upper class but is certainly no twit. %spelled with a lower case ff, honest%
11th Oct '17 4:46:00 PM Ulkomaalainen
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France is unusual in that although the particle "de" (non capitalised, detached particle) is strongly associated with the old, even medieval aristocracy, the nobles who didn't emigrate to England during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution often changed names or slightly modified the spelling to "blend in" -- and some republicans either chose new names mocking the old establishment or already had similar names which simply used "de" to indicate a place-name (so largely like "von" in German). See Dupont, which is one of the most if not THE most common surname in France, compared to, say, du Pont de Nemours (the American industrial group--and the fabulously wealthy family, descended from minor French aristocrats, who founded it), or Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin, or Philippe de Villiers. If they're worth their money their name is probably a castle somewhere.

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France is unusual in that although the particle "de" (non capitalised, detached particle) is strongly associated with the old, even medieval aristocracy, the nobles who didn't emigrate to England during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution often changed names or slightly modified the spelling to "blend in" -- and some republicans either chose new names mocking the old establishment or already had similar names which simply used "de" to indicate a place-name (so largely like "von" in German). See Dupont, which is one of the most if not THE most common surname surnames in France, compared to, say, du Pont de Nemours (the American industrial group--and the fabulously wealthy family, descended from minor French aristocrats, who founded it), or Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin, or Philippe de Villiers. If they're worth their money their name is probably a castle somewhere.
27th Sep '17 3:46:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Cyril-Regis Shireworth-Tuxley the 3rd, Esquire from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSkytreeValley'' is from an aristocratic family.

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* Cyril-Regis Shireworth-Tuxley the 3rd, Esquire from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSkytreeValley'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSkytreeVillage'' is from an aristocratic family.
27th Sep '17 3:04:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had a bunch of these in Chazz Princeton, Atticus and Alexis Rhodes, and Syrus and Zane Truesdale.
** Well, the school pretty much ''is'' a prep school. Also present are Jaden Yuki, Blair Flannigan, Chumley Huffington, and Bastian Misawa.
** From the original series: Pegasus J. Crawford or Maximillion Pegasus.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
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''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had a bunch of these in Chazz Princeton, Atticus and Alexis Rhodes, and Syrus and Zane Truesdale.
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Truesdale. Well, the school pretty much ''is'' a prep school. Also present are Jaden Yuki, Blair Flannigan, Chumley Huffington, and Bastian Misawa.
** From the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' series: Pegasus J. Crawford or Maximillion Pegasus.
Pegasus.



* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren Worthington III]].

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* [[ComicBook/XMen ''ComicBook/XMen'': Warren Worthington III]].III.






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* Naming conventions seem to be a little different on the Literature/{{Discworld}}, so it's sometimes hard to tell, but there's a definite pattern to the names of nobles. If their first names are real names at all (which is unusual in itself, considering people can be named things like Moist, Gravid, and Extremelia), then they're obscure and old-fashioned, like Havelock or Sybil, whereas many commoners have names you wouldn't look twice at on an attendance roll in the real world.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Naming conventions seem to be a little different on the Literature/{{Discworld}}, Discworld, so it's sometimes hard to tell, but there's a definite pattern to the names of nobles. If their first names are real names at all (which is unusual in itself, considering people can be named things like Moist, Gravid, and Extremelia), then they're obscure and old-fashioned, like Havelock or Sybil, whereas many commoners have names you wouldn't look twice at on an attendance roll in the real world.



* Pandora [[MeaningfulName "Box"]] Louise Elizabeth Braithwaite and her husband Julian Twyselton-Fife of Literature/AdrianMole fame.

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* Pandora [[MeaningfulName "Box"]] Louise Elizabeth Braithwaite and her husband Julian Twyselton-Fife of Literature/AdrianMole ''Literature/AdrianMole'' fame.



* Dissected and analysed in Literature/{{Freakonomics}}. In an interesting inversion, the girl's name Ashley reputedly devolved from a popular middle-class girl's name to a lower-class "Wal-Mart set" girl's name.

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* Dissected and analysed in Literature/{{Freakonomics}}.''Literature/{{Freakonomics}}''. In an interesting inversion, the girl's name Ashley reputedly devolved from a popular middle-class girl's name to a lower-class "Wal-Mart set" girl's name.



* [[PrincelyYoungMan Richard Campbell Gansey III]] of Literature/TheRavenCycle, who, as you might expect, is [[OldMoney extremely upper class]]
* Many characters in the BridgetJones series like: Jeremy, Piggy, Natasha, Cosmo, Woney, Alistair, etc.

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* [[PrincelyYoungMan Richard Campbell Gansey III]] of Literature/TheRavenCycle, ''Literature/TheRavenCycle'', who, as you might expect, is [[OldMoney extremely upper class]]
* Many characters in the BridgetJones ''Literature/BridgetJones'' series like: Jeremy, Piggy, Natasha, Cosmo, Woney, Alistair, etc.



* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a lot of fun playing with these when the team runs a [[TheCon con]] at a private school in "The Fairy Godparents Job". One of the kids' ''first names'' is Widmark.
** Of course, considering the show is about white-collar crime, the VillainOfTheWeek will at least occasionally have a preppy name too.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a lot of fun playing with these when the team runs a [[TheCon con]] at a private school in "The Fairy Godparents Job". One of the kids' ''first names'' is Widmark.
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Widmark. Of course, considering the show is about white-collar crime, the VillainOfTheWeek will at least occasionally have a preppy name too.



* Chase (his last name; his first name, rarely used, is Robert), from ''[[Series/{{House}} House, M.D.]]''. Some of these names overlap with upper-class-sounding British names; with Chase, it's both. He started as the UpperClassTwit but had a little character development making him a ''competent'' twit, much like Charles Emerson Winchester III from M*A*S*H.

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* Chase (his last name; his first name, rarely used, is Robert), from ''[[Series/{{House}} House, M.D.]]''. Some of these names overlap with upper-class-sounding British names; with Chase, it's both. He started as the UpperClassTwit but had a little character development making him a ''competent'' twit, much like Charles Emerson Winchester III from M*A*S*H.''M*A*S*H''.



* Crispin from ''Series/{{Skins}}''. Just Crispin. Like Prince, Madonna, Cher, Lemar... [[OnlyOneName only Crispin]].

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* Crispin from ''Series/{{Skins}}''.''Series/{{Skins}}'':
** Crispin.
Just Crispin. Like Prince, Madonna, Cher, Lemar... [[OnlyOneName only Crispin]].



* Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Also Cordelia Chase.

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* Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
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''Series/{{Angel}}''. Also Cordelia Chase.






* British aristocrat Isabella "Ivy" Valentine from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.

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* British aristocrat Isabella "Ivy" Valentine from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.''VideoGame/SoulSeries''.




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* Cyril-Regis Shireworth-Tuxley the 3rd, Esquire from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSkytreeValley'' is from an aristocratic family.
10th Sep '17 8:03:07 PM PaulA
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** Herbert West ("Herbert West Reanimator")

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** Herbert West ("Herbert West Reanimator")(''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator'')
2nd Sep '17 2:21:11 PM nombretomado
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* This is oddly common with the real names of rappers. KendrickLamar Duckworth, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (SnoopDogg), Earl Simmons (DMX), Reginald Noble (RedMan), Marshall Mathers (Eminem), Curtis James Jackson III (50Cent), and Percy Robert Miller (MasterP), just to name a few.

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* This is oddly common with the real names of rappers. KendrickLamar Duckworth, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (SnoopDogg), (Music/SnoopDogg), Earl Simmons (DMX), Reginald Noble (RedMan), Marshall Mathers (Eminem), Curtis James Jackson III (50Cent), and Percy Robert Miller (MasterP), just to name a few.
1st Sep '17 3:54:07 PM nombretomado
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* Greenlee Smythe and Colby Chandler on ''AllMyChildren''. Both first names are their mothers' maiden names, which is a typical preppy naming convention.

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* Greenlee Smythe and Colby Chandler on ''AllMyChildren''.''Series/AllMyChildren''. Both first names are their mothers' maiden names, which is a typical preppy naming convention.
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