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'Snob' Katie Hopkins in shock 'working class' names rant

By citizenmike  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

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Former Apprentice candidate Katie Hopkins was branded a 'snob' as she launched an attack on children's names such as Tyler, Charmaine and Chantelle.

She revealed she would not let children - India, Poppy and Maximillian - play with others whose names she disapproved of.

The rant on This Morning annoyed the show's presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

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Mum-of-two Willoughby, who is normally mild-manned, lost her cool and barked at her: "Why would you do that? Why would you do that?"

During the debate Hopkins admitted she hated names such as ‘the Tylers, the Charmaines, the Chantelles, the Chardonnays'. She added: "A name for me is an efficient way of working out what class a child comes from, and do I want my child to play with them."

She said celebrity names such as Apple, places names such as Brooklyn and names linked to the seasons were banned in her good books.

But Schofield was quick to point out that Hopkins' daughters are India - a place name - and Poppy - often linked to the Autumn.

Today Katie was refusing to back down on her views. Here is a selection of her musings from Twitter:

And if you think Katie is out of order with her views on baby names see what she has to say about 'ginger babies'

* What do you think of Katie's rant? Are you a proud Charmaine or Tyler? Email citizen.news@glosmedia.co.uk if you would like to speak out against - or support - Katie's views.

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  • CaptCX  |  July 08 2013, 1:10PM

    So Katie Hopkins hates chlidren's names which refer to places and yet names her own child 'India'. Maybe she named her after the ink type.

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  • Raccoon  |  July 06 2013, 3:14PM

    Hilarious. Seriously, though, not only does this person (who I'd honestly never heard of before) disapprove of certain names, but she also hates ginger people. I'm not ginger, but I actually love the colour. Anyway, hating gingers is exactly the same as racism. As for the names that she has chosen to call "working class" - I can tell you that 50 years ago Charmaine would have been considered quite posh, along with Chloe, Saskia and Perdita. I hadn't even noticed that it had become 'working class'. However, I had noticed that India, which used to be considered quite unusual and exotic, has now become common. That should annoy Katie 'Snobby' Hopkins. Oh, and I looked up the name Tyronne, which she objected to because it was supposedly too close to tyranny(!), and it is Irish and means 'land of Owen'.

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  • TimMessanger  |  July 06 2013, 2:02PM

    honslknjklyt Was it your dad?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  July 06 2013, 1:24PM

    I had a relative who used to work on adult chatlines. These type of names were very common.

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  • KerryLewis  |  July 06 2013, 10:39AM

    raidermanuk, you have just managed to make my day :)

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  • raidermanuk  |  July 06 2013, 1:56AM

    honslknjklyt "I think it is as though their parents have watched too much pornography, they are the kind of names used in there, fake names for fake bimbos" And you know? All in the name of research was it?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  July 06 2013, 1:12AM

    She is sexy though! As for the baby names, I think it is as though their parents have watched too much pornography, they are the kind of names used in there, fake names for fake bimbos. Names like Denstiny, Honey, Angel, Twinkle, Porschia, Boston, Misty, Diamond etc are tarty and trashy. I really cannot stand the name Katie though. I don't mind Kate so much but Katie is such a "I'm a pretend ickle girly" name. All as bad as each other.

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  • MentalBeaver  |  July 05 2013, 10:51PM

    I have a name for her but the only letters you would see on here would be the c and the t.

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  • NotThis  |  July 05 2013, 9:55PM

    You can only conclude that she suffers from very low self esteem....

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  • KerryLewis  |  July 05 2013, 7:48PM

    I'm hoping so badly that her children will marry people named Tyrone, and Tyler and they all have ginger children, and then her children will absolutely despise her for what she's said. What an immoral mutt!! Well hopefully her children will realise when they grow up, that their mother is a cynical, judgemental, snob and won't follow in her stupid foot steps. I bet she's LOVING the attention right now... not that she deserves it mind. It's just people like that who really get up my goat, not only is she offending parents and their children, but the classes, and this is why I'm SO glad I'm working class, I'm not judgemental or think I'm better than everyone else. She's a prime example of someone no one should be like.

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