Tatler lists Estonia as one of the “poshest” names to call a baby girl

According to a list published in Tatler Magazine, a London-based publication that chronicles the whims and frolics of Britain’s aristocracy, “Estonia” is listed as one of the “poshest” names to call your newborn girl.

The magazine’s list of the poshest girls’ names includes, in addition to Estonia, the likes of Alfreda, Blanche, Czar-Czar, Debonaire, Figgy, Gethsemane, Hum, Idabelle, Jori, Koala, Lark, Monaveen, Opal, Power, Queenie, Rara, Scar, Tansy, Una, Vervain, Wendy, Xanthe, Yellow and Zenia.

“If you’re having a baby next year, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked out some of the poshest names known to man,” the magazine claims. “Don’t be fooled if someone suggests Cecilia or Rupert. They don’t know what they’re talking about – these are the real deal. Some are even centuries old. Let’s make them popular again!”

The list of “poshest” boys’ names included Aubyn, Barclay, Caesar, Euripides and Quail.

None of these names appear on the most popular list of names across the UK this year, but that is the point of such lists, to find names with an air of magical realism, bristling with exclusivity and prestige. If Prince William or Prince Harry have a new baby girl, it is now possible the world could see the arrival of Princess Estonia.

Cover: The family of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) – painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter.

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About the author: Richard Martyn-Hemphill

Richard Martyn-Hemphill was the editor in chief of The Baltic Times from 2014 to 2016.