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28th Apr '16 4:01:18 AM lexii
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If the setting and characters ''are'' British, these types of names would be described as "posh", "rah" (as in "tally-ho, rah!", a stereotypically posh exclamation), or "Sloaney" names, the latter named for London's ''Sloane Square'', an upper-class haunt. Unlike in the US, Roman numerals would ''never'' be used, and would be viewed as uppity and vulgar. Given names will be either ''very'' traditional -- think [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Royal]] names like William (Wills), Henry, Rupert for boys, and Catherine, Elizabeth, Victoria for girls, OR more unusual, quite eccentric names like Rafferty, Rollo, Crispin, Finnbar, Tarquin, Arabella, Pandora, Binky (yep), Cressida etc that sound like something straight out of Arthurian legend or Shakespeare. The surname will ''usually'' be [[MyNaymeIs peculiarly spelled]], often in a way that defies sense, and will ''always'' be hyphenated - commonly known as a 'double-barrel' surname - sounding as though it could be the name of a particularly expensive law firm if you slapped "LLP" on the end -- [[Series/CallTheMidwife Cholmondeley-Browne]], [[Series/ToTheManorBorn fforbes-Hamilton]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wyndham-Pryce]], etc. Essentially, an English girl called something like "Araminta Fortescue-Thompson" probably has a flat on Sloane Square, does a bit of light PR as a "job", spends most of her time shopping on the King's Road, and has a family that owns half of Yorkshire.

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If the setting and characters ''are'' British, these types of names would be described as "posh", "rah" (as in "tally-ho, rah!", a stereotypically posh exclamation), or "Sloaney" names, the latter named for London's ''Sloane Square'', an upper-class haunt. Unlike in the US, Roman numerals would ''never'' be used, and would be viewed as uppity and vulgar. Given names will be either ''very'' traditional -- think [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Royal]] names like William (Wills), Henry, Rupert for boys, and Catherine, Elizabeth, Victoria for girls, OR more unusual, quite eccentric names like Rafferty, Rollo, Crispin, Finnbar, Tarquin, Arabella, Pandora, Binky (yep), Cressida etc that sound like something straight out of Arthurian legend or Shakespeare. The surname will ''usually'' be [[MyNaymeIs peculiarly spelled]], often in a way that defies sense, and will ''always'' be hyphenated - commonly known as a 'double-barrel' surname - sounding as though it could be the name of a particularly expensive law firm if you slapped "LLP" on the end -- [[Series/CallTheMidwife Cholmondeley-Browne]], [[Series/ToTheManorBorn fforbes-Hamilton]], Fforbes-Hamilton]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wyndham-Pryce]], etc. Essentially, an English girl called something like "Araminta Fortescue-Thompson" probably has a flat on Sloane Square, does a bit of light PR as a "job", spends most of her time shopping on the King's Road, and has a family that owns half of Yorkshire.
19th Apr '16 9:09:49 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', three of the five schools competing in the "Street Challenge" are upper-class high schools whose team members all have names like this, in contrast to [[GhettoName the names]] of the eponymous protagonists from Southside High School and that of the "Thornley All-Stars". To whit:

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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', three of the five schools competing in the "Street Challenge" are upper-class high schools whose team members all have names like this, rather snobby names, in contrast to [[GhettoName the names]] of the eponymous protagonists protagonists]] from Southside High School and that of the "Thornley All-Stars".All-Stars", who have names like "Bubba" and "Rocky". To whit:
19th Apr '16 9:06:49 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', of the five schools competing in the "Street Challenge", three of them are upper-class high schools whose team members all have names like this. This stands in contrast to [[[[GhettoNames the names]] of the eponymous protagonists from Southside High School:
** Washington High:

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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', three of the five schools competing in the "Street Challenge", three of them Challenge" are upper-class high schools whose team members all have names like this. This stands this, in contrast to [[[[GhettoNames [[GhettoName the names]] of the eponymous protagonists from Southside High School:
School and that of the "Thornley All-Stars". To whit:
** Washington High:High School:



** Lincoln High:

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** Lincoln High:High School:



** Jefferson High:

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** Jefferson High:High School:
19th Apr '16 9:03:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', of the five teams competing in the "Street Challenge", three of them are upper-class High Schools (Washington High School, Lincoln High School and Jefferson High School) whose team members all have names like this. This stands in contrast to the eponymous protagonists from Southside High School and the "Thornley All-Stars", a CPU-controlled gang of thugs with names like "Bubba" and "Rocky". To whit:
** Washington:

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* In the American port of ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys'', of the five teams schools competing in the "Street Challenge", three of them are upper-class High Schools (Washington High School, Lincoln High School and Jefferson High School) high schools whose team members all have names like this. This stands in contrast to [[[[GhettoNames the names]] of the eponymous protagonists from Southside High School and the "Thornley All-Stars", a CPU-controlled gang of thugs with names like "Bubba" and "Rocky". To whit:
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** Washington:Washington High:



** Lincoln:

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** Lincoln:Lincoln High:



** Jefferson:

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** Jefferson:Jefferson High:
19th Apr '16 3:15:50 AM shamblingdead2
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* Tenlee Parrish from ''Film/SummerCatch'', played by Creator/JessicaBiel.



* Tenlee Parrish from ''Film/SummerCatch'', played by Creator/JessicaBiel.

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* Tenlee Parrish from ''Film/SummerCatch'', played by Creator/JessicaBiel.
19th Apr '16 3:14:45 AM shamblingdead2
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* Tenlee Parrish from ''Film/SummerCatch'', played by Creator/JessicaBiel.
9th Apr '16 4:06:21 PM JohnnyLurg
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* Squilliam Fancyson III and Monty P. Moneybags from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
5th Apr '16 7:43:46 PM mirisu92
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* In Filipino literature, Spanish names (especially of Basque or other Mediterranean origin) often serve as the equivalents, owing to some 300+ years of colonial occupation—the longer and more European-sounding, the better. Bonus points if they have the titles "Don" or "Doña" appended to them. Samples include:
** Literature/ThePretenders: Carmen Villa
** Literature/{{Mass}}: Beatriz "Betsy" de Jesus. Augusto "Toto" Salcedo might count, although he's lower-class in status.

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* In Filipino literature, Spanish names (especially of Basque Basque, French or other Mediterranean origin) often serve as the equivalents, owing to some 300+ years of colonial occupation—the longer [[OverlyLongName longer]] and more European-sounding, the better. Bonus points if they have the titles "Don" or "Doña" appended to them. Samples include:
** Literature/ThePretenders: ''Literature/ThePretenders'': Don Manuel Villa, Carmen Villa
** Literature/{{Mass}}: ''Literature/{{Mass}}'': Beatriz "Betsy" de Jesus. Augusto "Toto" Salcedo might count, although he's lower-class in status.status.
** ''Literature/SmallerAndSmallerCircles'': Fr. Augusto "Gus" Saenz
5th Apr '16 7:38:10 PM mirisu92
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* In Filipino literature, Spanish names (especially of Basque or other Mediterranean origin) often serve as the equivalents, owing to some 300+ years of colonial occupation—the longer and more European-sounding, the better. Bonus points if they have the titles "Don" or "Doña" appended to them. Samples include:
** Literature/ThePretenders: Carmen Villa
** Literature/{{Mass}}: Beatriz "Betsy" de Jesus. Augusto "Toto" Salcedo might count, although he's lower-class in status.
28th Feb '16 6:58:39 AM mirisu92
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* Several characters in Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos works, who on the balance tend to be upper-middle or upper-class [[LovecraftCountry New England]] society, although their names sound slightly less outlandish than some other names on this page. Examples include:
** Francis Wayland Thurston and Henry Anthony Wilcox ("Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu")
** Randolph Carter and Harley Warren ("The Statement of Randolph Carter")
** Herbert West ("Herbert West – Reanimator")
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