And as I take in the adventures of these upper-crusty New York teens, I can’t help but ruminate on their names. What’s noteworthy is not so a lot the linguistic unit of the characters – BLAIR, the name of the series’ Queen Bee, is the exclusively one that sincerely fits the mold – but the names of the actors who manoeuvre them. No less than five of the actors with major roles hold names that are eighties-style upwardly-mobile surname-names, utterly in melody with the style of the show: poet CHACE LEIGHTON PENN president taylor (For the uninitiated, Blake, Leighton, and elizabeth taylor are girls, Chace and Penn are boys.) Two past actors have names in the same vein, but not quite a as stereotypical: CONNOR buffoon different names that fit this mold, now more commonly detected on twenty-something interns and secondary editors and gallery assistants than on babies, include: ASHLEY breiz CAMERON CARTER COURTNEY DEVIN and DEVON asian nation LINDSAY and LINDSEY anthropologist united states president WHITNEY The estimation of these names was to bring a veneer of top class fashion by appropriating a tony-sounding family name as a first. victimised British surnames for their sons in decree to make them fit classy.
Hey, Upper East Siders, of all time wonderment what happened to the scheming socialites and Gatsby-esque villains who seemed to ever circle S and B? Well we know all their secrets, and we're totally hither to tell. (Incidentally, among another projects, Blake Lively had two kids and starred in a expert pic and Leighton Meester appeared aboard Then: Blair and Serena were no uncertainness the berth East Side's primary attraction, but unfortunate half-size moneyed boys Nate and Chuck ready-made for fun sideshows (and, at times, sidepieces).
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The preppy female monarch of Constance Billard, always with a crew of minions around her. pitiless and elitist yet very much a caressing friend and girlfriend. tho' if you ask Dan Humphrey she's a 95-pound, doe-eyed, bonmot-tossing, label-whoring package of girly evil.