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14 Extremely Posh But Strangely Brilliant British Baby Names

"Is your Elektra Esmerelda coming out to play?" All these appeared in the Daily Telegraph's births column – H/T to Harry Wallop for pointing out the best ones.

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BTW, the mum of these wonderfully named children was chuffed that people liked them.

@hwallop As Mummy to the charmingly named three boys delighted that someone other than husband read the announcement. Friends are v amused.

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14. And finally, belated congratulations to Minky and PJ:

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H/T to Harry Wallop of the Telegraph, who performs an important public service chronicling these.