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Title: Have You Ever Known Someone Called Felix?
Post by: Dr Rock on November 16, 2020, 08:49:08 PM
I haven't, but I have had a couple of very posh friends talk about their friend Felix and it seems so outrageously posh. Henrietta is another one. And Harriet. What's the poshest name you've encountered or have an opinion on?
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Post by: Captain Crunch on November 16, 2020, 08:52:58 PM
I love that Alexei Sayle gag, he overhears two women in the theatre, one turns to the other and says “I went to school with a Timberlake Wertenbaker, I wonder if it’s the same one?”
 
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Post by: chveik on November 16, 2020, 08:56:06 PM
yes

good night and god bless
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on November 16, 2020, 08:56:14 PM
I have a Felix as a nephew and I remember my granddad had a friend with that name too.
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Post by: Inspector Norse on November 16, 2020, 09:03:49 PM
Yeah but I live in a foreign where it's a name for normal people. I even got a mail from a Felix today. He'd fucked up an order and sent the invoice to the wrong department.
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Post by: Marner and Me on November 16, 2020, 10:15:26 PM
We have one he lives next door. He's constantly on the weed. Having house parties and his poor mum comes home to find the place trashed. He's been booted a few times.

Laurence Fergurson is another posh name we had at school, again a big stoner. I know a few lads with double barrel names and they're covered in tattoos and smoke like fuck.
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Post by: imitationleather on November 16, 2020, 10:20:28 PM
There was a Felix at my school.

It is a name for posh slackers who act like they'd be able to handle themselves on an estate but would never, ever go to one.
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Post by: IsavedLatin on November 16, 2020, 11:38:34 PM
I work in a metropolitan media elite(-adjacent) industry and so have met quite a few people with bona fide posho names -- I know a Felix IRL, also Venetia, Marina, Cecelia.  Inevitably the really poshest and most powerful people have monosyllabic and fairly low-key names like Jo and Tom.

I think the best posho name I ever encountered, though, was that of a man I met when temping as a student in an unfathomable finance-related company: Ambrose.
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Post by: IsavedLatin on November 16, 2020, 11:42:52 PM
Idiot double post
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Post by: shiftwork2 on November 17, 2020, 01:45:03 PM
No.  I was probably the poshest person in my school and I live in a bin.

I remember an episode of Nigella where her son Bruno went out to 'play in the street' (the street being in SW7) with his bezzie mate Horatio.  Is Horatio playing out?
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on November 17, 2020, 01:45:56 PM
No.  I was probably the poshest person in my school and I live in a bin.

I remember an episode of Nigella where her son Bruno went out to 'play in the street' (the street being in SW7) with his bezzie mate Horatio.  Is Horatio playing out?
Ah, but the kid might have been named after yer man from 'CSI: Miami', which isn't very posh at all.
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Post by: Glebe on November 17, 2020, 01:47:20 PM
I've known two people called Felix - double Felix, heh! (double 'helix').
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Post by: Endicott on November 17, 2020, 03:29:28 PM
As a nipper I had a Felix The Cat cuddly toy. It was threadbare, as it had been passed down to me from my cousins, but it was a person to me.
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Post by: Blinder Data on November 17, 2020, 03:54:12 PM
Recently I met a kid called Felix but his parents are not posh, just very Catholic.

Posho baby names are all the rage among non-poshos: Oscar, Caspar, Lucas, Theo. We're all desperate for a glimmer of respectability and so have rushed to unique ye olde names in such numbers that they are no longer unique.

Arthur was the third most popular boy's name in England and Wales last year - a classroom full of Arthurs! Unthinkable. Be brave and make your child the only Gary in the school.

My friends have just named their kid Atticus which I am sure will become exceedingly common in about six months time.
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Post by: Small Man Big Horse on November 17, 2020, 03:59:13 PM
I knew a Felix at college, he wasn't posh, just very middle class. And he was nice, solid, dependable, not particularly memorable maybe but I doubt anyone disliked him.

A friend also wanted to call her son Felix but I persuaded her that if she did he would gradually transform in to a cat and then die aged 12, so she named him William instead.
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Post by: Captain Crunch on November 17, 2020, 08:30:26 PM
My friends have just named their kid Atticus which I am sure will become exceedingly common in about six months time.

FFS.  And his little sister Boo?  Jesus. 
Title: Re: Have You Ever Known Someone Called Felix?
Post by: The Culture Bunker on November 17, 2020, 09:45:20 PM
My friends have just named their kid Atticus which I am sure will become exceedingly common in about six months time.
I used to know someone (in Canada) who called their kid, who would be about 13 or so now, that. I suppose a half-Japanese, half-Irish lad growing up in Vancouver who is named after a fictional character from Alabama is an interesting enough combination.
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Post by: kalowski on November 17, 2020, 09:48:01 PM
I knew a German guy called Felix who was unbelievably clever. Lovely bloke too.
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Post by: mojo filters on November 18, 2020, 12:34:27 AM
FFS.  And his little sister Boo?  Jesus.

...but "Boo" was a nickname, given by third parties who didn't actually know him at that time. Plus it was irritatingly ruined by that cynically-targeted mid '90s breakfast radio musical staple.

Atticus is a great name with connotations of the highest standards of character and integrity, without any hiding of inherent human frailty.

If I accidentally end up with a daughter, I'd fight to call her Jean Louise - then obstinately call her Scout for the rest of my life. I appreciate this can easily be construed as an elitist-nomenclature-literary signal!
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Post by: icehaven on November 18, 2020, 09:26:38 AM
It's a cats name. There's a cartoon cat and a brand of cat food called Felix. The cat must be black and white though.
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Post by: timebug on November 18, 2020, 09:29:16 AM
Worked for a few years with an upper class twit called Adrian. Nevert thought of the name as being posh or anything, but he took it to extremes. His kids were Harriet and Archie. He had loads of pals called Nigel, Gervaise and a woman called 'Tottie'.
No one can help their name (I blame the parents!) but he was a real upper class tosser, and very easy to despise!
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Post by: Captain Crunch on November 18, 2020, 09:29:50 AM
Atticus is a great name with connotations of the highest standards of character and integrity, without any hiding of inherent human frailty.

But it just smacks of the “eee I love books me I’m dead clever” posing rather than choosing a name that fits.  A bit like calling your baby Kerouac, or having a Vonnegut quote tattooed on your wrist. 
 
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Post by: magval on November 18, 2020, 10:03:16 AM
Aye he worked at the leisure centre and looked like a drawing of himself came to life. He was a prat if you were only this tall but I guess cool if you're an adult I dunno. Died in mysterious circumstances but lives on in this internet post.
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Post by: ASFTSN on November 18, 2020, 12:45:49 PM
Yes, he's a boring drug dealer
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Post by: kngen on November 18, 2020, 03:33:32 PM
I knew a German guy called Felix who was unbelievably clever. Lovely bloke too.

I also know a clever, lovely German called Felix.
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Post by: icehaven on November 19, 2020, 05:43:36 PM
Mad falling man Felix Baumgartner.
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Post by: Jockice on November 19, 2020, 06:23:41 PM
The mother of a schoolfriend of mine is called Camilla. She's middle class instead of posh though.
Title: Re: Have You Ever Known Someone Called Felix?
Post by: Jockice on November 19, 2020, 06:37:02 PM
I haven't, but I have had a couple of very posh friends talk about their friend Felix and it seems so outrageously posh. Henrietta is another one. And Harriet. What's the poshest name you've encountered or have an opinion on?

When I was a kid in Carlisle, the family two doors up had a daughter called Harriet. And a son called Humphrey. They weren't posh as far as I can remember, but they did call their parents by their first names  which to the seven-year-old me seemed totally absurd. I think they were both younger than me as well. Even today (if my mum and dad were alive) I don't think I could do that.
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Post by: kalowski on November 19, 2020, 07:45:12 PM
When I was a kid in Carlisle, the family two doors up had a daughter called Harriet. And a son called Humphrey. They weren't posh as far as I can remember, but they did call their parents by their first names  which to the seven-year-old me seemed totally absurd. I think they were both younger than me as well. Even today (if my mum and dad were alive) I don't think I could do that.
Just reminded me that my school mate Pete had a neighbour called Rupert. Rupert!! In Stockport.
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Post by: Jockice on November 19, 2020, 07:57:23 PM
Just reminded me that my school mate Pete had a neighbour called Rupert. Rupert!! In Stockport.

There was a Rupert who lived quite near me when I moved to Sheffield aged ten. He was another ginge as well so as we all look identical I got mistaken for him more than once.
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Post by: QDRPHNC on November 19, 2020, 11:32:36 PM
I know a Felix, he wasn't posh, wiped his snot on the wall.
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Post by: icehaven on November 20, 2020, 10:39:41 AM
Do strange things happen, are you going round the Twix.
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Post by: Marner and Me on November 22, 2020, 11:15:22 AM
I fancy a Twix
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Post by: kittens on November 23, 2020, 05:26:14 PM
used to do boning on a lady called harriet
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Post by: Jockice on December 08, 2020, 07:59:42 AM
When I was a kid in Carlisle, the family two doors up had a daughter called Harriet. And a son called Humphrey. They weren't posh as far as I can remember, but they did call their parents by their first names  which to the seven-year-old me seemed totally absurd. I think they were both younger than me as well. Even today (if my mum and dad were alive) I don't think I could do that.

I forgot to mention that a couple of years after we moved away, I was watching a programme called It's Childsplay, which was hosted by Morecambe and Wise and involved plays written by children and performed by professional actors - and Humphrey was on it.

He'd written what he obviously saw as a great work of literature (unless he'd somehow developed a sense of humour in the time since I'd last saw him) and Eric and Ernie just took the piss. Good. As far as I know, Humphrey never wrote for TV again.
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Post by: willbo on January 26, 2021, 10:29:22 PM
isn't it pewdiepe's real name?
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Post by: KennyMonster on January 28, 2021, 10:27:35 AM
There was a Felix at my school.

It is a name for posh slackers who act like they'd be able to handle themselves on an estate but would never, ever go to one.


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Post by: KennyMonster on January 28, 2021, 10:41:29 AM
Uncle Buck seemed to think all Felix's were c*nts too.

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[Chanice is listening to an answering machine message from Buck]
Buck : I think about those two little dimples on your buns. Hahaha.
Chanice Kobolowski : Dimples!
Buck : What do we call them? One, one was on the right was Lyndon and left was.
Chanice Kobolowski : It's Johnson.
Buck : Johnson.
[Chanice laughs]
Buck : And then there was your boobs we did. Now, your boobs were Minnie and Mickey, I remember that because of Disney World. And Felix! Felix is what we called your.
[cut to the next scene, where a cat meows loudly]
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Post by: gilbertharding on January 28, 2021, 11:08:12 AM
Some friends of mine called their kid Felix, but their surname is extremely common (like - the most common English surname there is), so it's probably handy he's not called John, or Pete or something.
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Post by: non capisco on January 28, 2021, 11:09:05 AM
EDIT: Nahh.
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Post by: Mr Trumpet on February 11, 2021, 11:03:12 AM
I knew a Harriet in sixth form. She was quite posh and had previously been in a very up-market girls' school in the town.

I quite like the name Felix? It was on our baby name list but we went with something else in the end (Tarquin obvs)
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Post by: northernrebel on March 09, 2021, 09:19:36 PM
Yes, quite a hard man and a good bit of rough (it was sexual, very much so, and this was in Germany). I don't think of cat food when I think of Felix, at any rate.
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Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on March 10, 2021, 07:24:03 PM
I used to go out with someone whose dad was called Felix. A grumpy old twat who stubbornly insisted on pronouncing musician's names incorrectly. So Bob Dylan was Bob DYElan and Duane Eddy was DOOWAN Eddy.

This wasn't something he did on a daily basis, admittedly, it only happened once when I was playing Trivial Pursuit with him and my girlfriend. But it certainly gives you a measure of the man.
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Post by: flotemysost on March 10, 2021, 08:29:41 PM
I went to school with one, he was probably solidly middle class but not like outrageously posh as far as I remember. I think his family was Polish so it might have been a Catholic thing. I think it's quite a nice name.

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Post by: Jockice on March 11, 2021, 08:02:26 AM
Arthur was the third most popular boy's name in England and Wales last year - a classroom full of Arthurs! Unthinkable. Be brave and make your child the only Gary in the school.

Yeah, I know someone who has a son called Arthur. In my entire childhood (which as I've previously pointed out involved living in several places and going to five different schools) I only ever met one person of that name. Known by everyone as Snotty Arthur because of the constant discharge from his nose.

Anyway, about 15 years ago I mentioned him on another forum (I think it was a discussion about childhood nicknames) and someone else immediately went: "Arthur Cocker!'' I had no recollection of his surname (I lived in that area for under two years, moving when I was ten) but it was him. It turned out that this random woman lived on the road behind ours. She's around my sister's age but they went to different schools and had never knowingly met. I've met her a couple of times since then and now her and my sister (who still lives in the same city) are firm friends.

So thanks Snotty Arthur. My sister can't remember him though.
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Post by: Mobbd on April 02, 2021, 04:43:24 PM
It is a name for posh slackers who act like they'd be able to handle themselves on an estate but would never, ever go to one.

Wish I was one of those. Might change my name.
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Post by: Kankurette on April 04, 2021, 12:09:01 AM
Yes, there was a guy in my year called Felix in primary school. It was in Brighton.