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Oh, You English Are So Superior

By TK Burton | Lists | November 29, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Lists | November 29, 2010 |


Ah, the English. They are, as my mother once said while on board a British Airways flight, so very English. Despite holding a longstanding resentment of the British for reasons that can’t really be explained (though in the interest of full disclosure, I also dislike the French, Americans, Latvians, Scottish, Kenyans, Indians, Burkina Fasoans, Italians, Uzbekistanis, Chinese, Canadians, Nepalese, Peruvians… basically anyone who isn’t Scotch-Hungarian), I find British names to be absolutely delightful in their adorable ridiculousness. This isn’t meant as a shot at our British readers, but come on… some British names are just too awesome/silly to be ignored.

And thus, I give you the 10 Most Delightfully British Names:

10. Hugh Dancy
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9. Rowan Atkinson
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8. Imelda Staunton
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7. Gemma Arterton
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6. Anna Popplewell
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5. Rupert Grint
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4. Rufus Sewell
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3. Prunella Scales
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2. Imogen Poots
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1. Benedict Cumberbatch
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