Upper class / Lower class names
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:24 AM
certain names that make me think not usually lower class but definately
upper class. Like Remington, Winston, Randolph, Francesca, Gwendolyn,
Sloane, Blaire (probably because of the old Facts of Life Show),and a few
Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:37 AM
Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:50 AM
Posted 17 May 2008 - 04:18 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:24 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:51 PM
One interesting pattern is that when a name starts becoming popular in the upper class, it slowly trickles down the socioeconomic latter until it hits the bottom. Names like Ashley and Courtney were originally the upper class *boys* names Ashley and Courtenay, but have trickled down into the lower class to become girls names.
So unisex, or naming girls boy's names, is a pattern commonly found in the lower class, and never found in the upper class.
Another trend is that the upper class names their children surnames, such as Chamberlain, Amherst, and Vanderbilt.
The upper middle class, uses professional names, such as Tanner, Sawyer, Miller, etc.
The lower class, uses "aden" names, like Aiden, Jayden, Hayden, etc.
Top 5 most popular girls names found among white, lower class Americans: Kayla, Heather, Alyssa, Britney, Amber.
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