Buck Ellison

Part I 21 July -28 September

Edward

Ed is a Peter Attenborough Award holder, a Foundation Scholar, a Music Exhibitioner, and Head of School. He has been on two tours with the Jazz Band, was International Young Photographer of the Year, went on an expedition with the Mallory Group and was in the Royal Marines team which won the Pringle Trophy. For the last two summers, Ed has taught English to Nepalese orphans outside of Kathmandu, an experience he has described as deeply humbling.

Daisy

Daisy is going to the Amazon for five weeks with the British Schools Exploring Society doing research to add to the database on caymans, pink river dolphins, and turtles. Afterwards, she will canoe back for a week through an unknown area, sleeping wild and living off the jungle. She will be learning jungle skills including the use of a machete and dealing with snake bites.

Part II 28 september – 10 october

Pamela Redmond Satran, “Elite Baby Names,” The Daily Beast, 10 March 2010.

Top 25 for the first two months of this year, with the number of places higher or lower each name is on the elite list compared with the most recent Social Security list. Warning: The smaller the differential, the more likely it is you’re going to hear the name yelled not only in the halls of Columbia but on the C train.

GIRLS

CHARLOTTE +86
SERAPHINA +>998
OLIVIA +3
ELIZABETH +5
LUCY +107
ISLA +617
VIOLET +177
SOPHIA -1
ALICE +317
MAISIE +>990
AVA -6
SCARLETT +198
LAURA +202
CAROLINE +80
GRACE +6
CLAIRE +46
LILY +7
AMELIA +50
IMOGEN +>981
HARPER +277
ELLA -2
DAISY +807
STELLA +164
JANE + 366
EMMA -24
BOYS
HENRY +77
FINN +366
OLIVER +115
JAMES +13
ASHER +201
JACK +33
JASPER +445
MAX +118
KAI +220
ATTICUS +679
LIAM +64
JUDE +212
FELIX +341
OWEN +44
QUINN +265
NOAH -1
MICHAEL -15
MILO +431
SAWYER +206
PHINEAS +>970
EDWARD -14
HARPER +275
LEO +204
AUDEN +>976
SILAS +288

In a reversal of the naming habits of the general population, elite parents are more likely to give their sons non-traditional names than they are their daughters. Rich boys can get away with a quirky name like Quinn or Phineas, while upscale girls are more often given conventional, non-hoochie names such as Caroline and Jane. Names on the elite boys’ list more often have soft sounds (Asher, Silas) and vowel endings (Kai, Milo) which telegraph a greater acceptance of an unconventional style of masculinity.


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