What’s your ‘Victorian’ name?

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I heard a funny thing on Facebook this week. Whilst I was whiling away election night during my trip to Centre Parcs (more of that next time), a QVC-viewer-friend said the following…

"What's your Victorian posh name? Take your grandparent's first name (appropriate gender, if someone else in family got their first use another ancestor!); then add the name of your road as your surname, and double-barrel it with your first head teacher's surname!"

I'm Elizabeth Wotton-Tomblin and my sister is Beatrice Garden-DeSouza!

So many other funny ones came flooding in, I thought I'd find out the most unusual, funny or downright posh one from you guys! What's yours? I'll send the best one a personally signed pic and something else from my dressing room (don't know what yet, lol).

Love Debs
X

P.S.

Have been loving my break in Elvedon Forest, as a brief rest between lots of ITV rehearsals – it's all gearing up for the launch in a couple of weeks' time! Have you read about it on QGossip?

20 Comments

  1. Julie May 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Mine is Olive Foxall-Webb.
    Hope you enjoyed Centre Parcs we have been quite a few times and really love it.

  2. Patrick May 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    Don’t know if this worked last time, so I’ve reposted.
    WOW… what a funny (and slightly disturbing) idea. I don’t think anyone can top my Victorian name:
    “Crawford Whitehirst Ponsonby-Honeybun”
    How embarrassing :) I have four names as my incredibly-posh headmistress was known by the splendid double-barrelled moniker of Ms. Ponsonby-Honeybun.
    Hope you like it. ;)

  3. Margaret May 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie , get this Elizabeth Crown-Penlington , quite like the sound of that , do I change it, no , friends would wonder who the heck it was.Best wishes Margaretxx

  4. Margaret May 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie , made a mistake with name and put old road name instead of where I am now so here goes Elizabeth Ashenough-Penlington , Best wishes Margaretxx

  5. Debbie Flint May 14, 2010 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    Hiya, here are some funny ones guys!! Well done and thanks – keep them coming!
    For the record, here are a couple from the presenters:
    Kathy Taylor – Bridget Blind-Bottom!
    Julia Roberts – Marjory Musters-Pegg
    Simon Biagi – Bill Nash-Naysmith
    Richard Jackson – Arthur King-Wilson
    Debbie Greenwood – Ada Cotsford-Quick
    Alison Keenan – Daisy Dunstable Faraday
    Funny!

  6. Claire May 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

    Mine would either be Emily Kandahar-Williams or Florence Kandahar-Williams depending on which grandmother I use.

  7. debs May 15, 2010 at 12:14 am -  Reply

    Julie/Olive – Center Parcs was fab – did you read the next blog with some videos? Love it there!
    Patrick/Crawford – how funny – your name seems like all surnames! Were your grandparents scottish? :-)
    Margaret/Elizabeth – very posh! Perhaps it could be your Twitter name! lol. Our grandmothers shared the same name – but my nan was always called Daisy – I think that was her middle name – they did that in those days didn’t they!
    best wishes and thanks so much for taking part!
    d
    x

  8. sue schofield May 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    You are always so much fun, here’s my Victorian name,
    Ada Gloucester-Dann, it sounds quite posh to me.
    My Grandmother was the most gentle, patient, lovely person anyone could wish to have as a Grandmother, it was nice to have been reminded of her by your blog as she died many years ago.
    Best Wishes,
    Sue.

  9. Mary May 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    My Victorian name is
    Elizabeth Victoria-Merry.
    Sounds quite posh I think.

  10. Debbie Flint May 17, 2010 at 8:53 am -  Reply

    The presenting team have been giving me some more contributions, so take a look at the following! What’s the funniest one? :-)
    Debs
    x
    Julian Ballantyne – James Aylestone Hewitt
    Catherine Huntley – Ellen Frazer-Cartwright
    Dale Franklin – Robert Burbidge-Remnant
    Craig Rowe – Kenneth Mary-Lench – rather grand and Irish sounding!
    Charlie Brook – Peter Festing-Willoughby
    Claire Sutton – Freda Oulder-Trippier

  11. Cara May 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    This is a great idea, I love the Victorian era! My name is:
    Maude Woburn-Finch.
    I’ve always wanted a double barrelled name!
    Look forward to seeing you soon on QVC.

  12. Jane Bryant May 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie.
    I am Aldelaide Cranbrook-Thorpe!
    Jane Bryant
    xx

  13. Amy Shaw May 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    Elizabeth Branch-Sowerbutts!!!
    Ha ha!!

  14. john castle May 19, 2010 at 3:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie my name is Francis Obediah Copperthwaite

  15. debs May 28, 2010 at 1:31 am -  Reply

    hehe – keep them coming! One more week and I’ll put the finalists into a hat and pull out a winner to get the little prize – will contact the person direct!
    :-)
    x
    ps have had a few perculiar or saucy ones via my facebook too – just the way the names came out together! – won’t be putting them up on here! lol

  16. Lottie May 29, 2010 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Hello Debbie I am…
    Margaret Ashdene-Barett, posh isn’t it! Haha.
    Thanks xx

  17. debs May 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Well it’s been lovely to hear all your suggestions for Victorian names!! Thanks to the thirty or so other names I got via my facebook site!
    I’ll give it one more week and then I’ll award the little prize to the most funny sounding name!
    Thanks again guys! Great stuff!
    debs
    x

  18. debs June 8, 2010 at 2:07 am -  Reply

    Well guys, I put the faves in a hat and picked one out – and the ‘winner’ of a lovely L’Occitane Handwash is Francis Obadiah Copperthwaite – altho I’m sure Crawford Whitehurst Ponsonby Honeybun came close so I’m going to send you a little present too Patrick! Do the same as John and send me your address, via this comments system – the lady who posts the comments is called Lauren, so just address it to her and explain it’s meant for me not for publication! John Castle – congratulations – fab name! Thanks everybody! Such fun!
    debs
    x

  19. Patrick June 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie,
    Glad to hear you liked my name – though credit must go to Ms. Ponsonby-Honeybun LOL
    Patrick x

  20. Kirsten Chambers July 9, 2010 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    LOL….I liked this mine is Margaret Church Wiggins…..

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