10 Celebrities with Quintessentially British Names

Many British celebrities have names that capture the royalty, prestige, and history of Great Britain.  Below is our list of 10 celebrities with these quintessentially British monikers.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch contemplates how dull life must be with an ordinary name. (BBC)

Just repeat it a couple times – Benedict Cumberbatch. You will feel infinitely more British for it.

2. Alastair Fothergill

Fothergill searches the jungle for a chimp with a name as unique as his own. (BBC)

This British Director/Producer is best known for his various animal and nature documentaries.  Perhaps his next can look into the origins of British names.

3. Hermione Cockburn

Not only is she a fossil detective, but she is also British surname detective. (S1)

Recently named one of the Brits who make science sexy, Cockburn is sure to stir up a love for science and surnames.

4. Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John)

John insists that his real name is not Reginald in the middle of a concert. (Foto AP)

As one of the most well-known Brits around the world, it is a shame that his real name isn’t used more often. He provides a picture of the perfect Brit.

5. Barnaby Southcombe

Southcombe thanks mother Charlotte Rampling for his great British name. (Rex Features/AP Images)

With his mother being a well respected British actress, this director gains even more prestige with his name.

6. Georgina Sherrington

Sherrington likes to pen her daily thoughts on how British her name truly is. (Michael Williams)

Best known for her role as Mildred Hubble in the 1998 show “The Worst Witch,” she is one of the best Brits in our book.

7. Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (aka Michael Caine)

Caine contemplates whether changing his name was a good idea. (AP Images/The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

Whether he goes by Michael or Maurice (pronounced “Morris”), Caine is always the definitive English gentleman.

8. Nigel Lythgoe

His new show will be judging the quality of British names. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Not only does Lythgoe know that he can dance, but he also knows that he has a perfect British name.

9. Rupert Grint

Grint was honored with carrying the 2012 Olympic torch because of his great British name. (Rex Features/AP Images)

He is currently helping rebuild the image of gingers in Great Britain. This is being done purely through his exemplary name.

10. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Llewelyn-Bowen wonders if there is any way to get another “L” in his name. (Anthony Harvey/PictureGroup)

Bowen is a home design consultant who appeared on the show “Changing Rooms.” We suggest that, instead of helping people with home improvement, he coach contestants on name improvement.

Are there any names you think we left off the list?