A hero called Tony
I’ve noticed that names are very different in the UK and USA. One of my lovely beta readers for Boys of Summer pointed out to me that, to her, the name “Tony” sounds lower class and probably Italian. To me it sounds posh British (short for Anthony).
I would like my hero to have a name that sounds both posh and British, so I thought I’d better ask what everyone thinks, to make sure:
1. Does ‘Tony’ sound posh and British to you?
2. Would ‘Alec’ be better?
3. If you don’t like either, can you suggest a different posh-sounding shortening of the name of someone famous for ruling vast tracts of land? (EG Tony is from Marc Anthony and Alec from Alexander the Great.)