What Do You Call A Person From...?

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By M@ Last edited 16 months ago
What Do You Call A Person From...?

'The residents, workers and socialites of Soho' is a cumbersome way of rounding up all the people who might have a relationship with that area. Why use many words when one will do? Hence, we have the term 'Sohemian', enshrined in the Sohemian Society, as a linguistic shorthand. It got us thinking... what handles can we use for the denizens of other London neighbourhoods? In the map above, and the list below, we suggest a handful of possibilities. Some are in common usage already, others we've made up. Just as a bit of fun, like.

  • Barnetos (the medieval name for the area was Barneto)
  • Bixles (similarly, the medieval name for Bexley is Bixle)
  • Brentsters
  • Bushfolk (Shepherd's Bush)
  • Camberwellies
  • Chelsaurians
  • Crouchender
  • Croydonites
  • Doggers (for Isle of Dogs folks)
  • Hammersmithies
  • The Honourable Sirs and Gracious Ladies of Knightsbridge
  • Hoxtonites
  • Isleworthies
  • The Kew Continuum
  • Millhillbillies
  • New Crossers
  • Ovaloids
  • Kenningtonians
  • Marylebonham-twistleton-delevingnians
  • Pengers
  • Streathamites
  • Suttonians
  • Wandsworthians
  • Wombles (of Wimbledon)

And then, of course, there's a Londonist — one who makes the most of London.

There are still about 1,000 London areas we've not covered, so please let loose in the comments...

Last Updated 21 October 2016

MiceElf

Plumstead. The Plummers

Kerry

"Toots Amazeballs" is, in fact, totes amazeballs.

Funkarooney

"Miners" of Colliers Wood

Funkarooney

and the Precioussses of Mordor, sorry, Morden

Rebecca

As the station code for Bowes Park is BOP... perhaps Boppers

carlseltz

Forest Gate. Gaters.

Mark

Vauxhovians

James Guppy

I live in the Elephant and Castle - what am I then (apart from a ^&%^)

Ellie

Forest Hill billies
Crystal Palatians
Sydenamites

Maxine Elizabeth Jarrett

Peckhamites (sounds biblical haha)

Andrew Barton

Twickers

Mise Mags

HOLBORN- Holbornites

Erich von Stalhein

What about Balhamnites (no relation to Belemnites)

oriordan

I think Chiswegians is better than Chiswickians.

Andrew Burgess

Archwarvians of Archway.

Stephen Locke

You missed Brockleyii from your list (though we're on your map). You also need Forest Hillbillies (Forest Hill) and Syds (Sydenham)

Alan Ball

Hounslown Rangers

Tae

Wanstead - Wanstonians

PJ

*Isleworthians - there's been Old Isleworthians sports teams for as long as I can remember.

lisamoab

Clerkenwellies and FarringDons; Barbic... uh, hang on. Barbies is politer than that was going to be. Maybe Clerkenwallies or -willies.

Stuart Malcolm Honey

De Beauvoir Town - De Beavers! (By the way, concerning Dalstonists, they are also called Dalstonistas as the place of residence is surely as much a political/lifestyle/social statement as it is a geographical location)

Eddie Alexander

Walthamstow- Stowaways

Eddie Alexander

Hammersmith- Hammeroids

Laura Smith

Stokers (Stoke Newington)

Laura Smith

Westministers?

shez

Feltham - Felthemians?

shez

Another one for Feltham: Feltonians. It is, perhaps, the closest London suburb to Eton...

Tim

Muswell Hillbillies (obviously) and Crouch Enders?
And the Ally Pallisers (a nod to Trollope) for those in between ...

andrew

Walthamstoovians

Pseudomonas

I'm an Edgwardian.

tabu1986

Chapelites - Whitechapel
The Limeys - Limehouse
Steptoes - Stepney

Claire

Tottarians, or Hot-totties ;-)

Clunking Fist

Doggers have always been know as Islanders, I will thank you to know. And maybe not Mudchuters. Island Gardeners?
Greenwich: Meridians? The Canadians of Canada Water? Not to be confused with their brethren, the High Canadians of Canada Square.
The 'Aves of Aveley? The Bears of Pad... Them of the Theydons: Them Boys, Them Garns, Them Mounts?

Grant

Manor Housians

James Allison

I'm definitely a Forest Hillian

David W

South west Londoners Wandlesiders

Billy

Crystal Palacetinians

Billy

Honor Oak Park has to be Honorables.

Pussycontrol1234

Brentsters made me near apoplectic.
Please. Don't do this to us.

Paul Acott

Dullards. I'm from Dulwich.

James Rice

Naturally, I'm a Walthamstow-away.

Carol Perone

Ealing/Gillingans

Ben

New cross could just be Novacrucian

Meryl Pugh

Leytonstoners, natch...

Ledig.Erf

"Isle of Dogs Folks" are Islanders. No more, no less.