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Are you really calling your babies Oliver?

johnboy 21 October 2011 26

Justice and Community Safety is publishing the list of the top most popular baby names in 2010.

For the Girls:

    1 Emily
    2 Sophie
    =3 Lily
    =3 Ruby
    5 Olivia
    6 Chloe
    =7 Charlotte
    =7 Grace
    =9 Ella
    =9 Mia

And the boys:

    1 Oliver
    2 William
    3 Lachlan
    4 Jack
    5 Alexander
    6 Ethan
    7 James
    =8 Liam
    =8 Thomas
    10 Lucas

Oliver? Really?

It is, however, nice to see a complete abscence of innovative uses of the letter “y”.

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Thumper Thumper 8:29 am 20 Dec 11

Jivrashia said :

*sigh*

Oliver Cromwell anyone?

Republican much?

No-one can be called Oliver unless they start out as a starving street urchin in Dickensian London.

Dilandach Dilandach 7:49 am 20 Dec 11

Interesting.

My youngest’s name is Oliver. Not by looking at any top 10 list though. He’s almost 4.

We got the name because we were watching Oliver Twist during the pregnancy. Figured it was a nice ‘neutral’ name.

Mumbucks Mumbucks 11:03 pm 19 Dec 11

Holden Caulfield said :

My name used to be uncommon. It’s not Oliver by the way, but I still look around whenever I hear someone scream at their offspring in the mall, or wherever, thinking “what have I done now”, haha.

Holden Caulfield said :

My name used to be uncommon. It’s not Oliver by the way, but I still look around whenever I hear someone scream at their offspring in the mall, or wherever, thinking “what have I done now”, haha.

Holden Caulfield said :

My name used to be uncommon. It’s not Oliver by the way, but I still look around whenever I hear someone scream at their offspring in the mall, or wherever, thinking “what have I done now”, haha.

Toyota, you really must stop clogging up the toliets again!

Jivrashia Jivrashia 3:10 pm 24 Oct 11

*sigh*

Oliver Cromwell anyone?

Republican much?

MrMagoo MrMagoo 2:37 pm 24 Oct 11

Diggety said :

shadow boxer said :

At least Josh has finally gone, I swear every boy at my kids school is named Josh.

Funny you say that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211719/Why-teachers-single-pupils-called-Callum-Chelsea-Connor-Jack-troublemakers.html

I was sure there was an Australian study done but I can’t find it now 😉

Mrs Magoo is a teacher and she has a theory tht any boy with a name staritng with J, i.e. John, Jack, Jordon, Jayden(Bogan’s fav), are bound to ruffle feathers in the classroom.

My actual name has caused many a humerous moment over th eyears as those either hard of hearing or with the inability to listen get it wrong.

LootenPlunder LootenPlunder 2:05 pm 24 Oct 11

JessP said :

Heard of a good one in the US….Lee-A

Pronounced…….wait for it

‘Lee DASH ah’

The dash is not silent!

Nope – it’s a myth!

JessP JessP 1:40 pm 24 Oct 11

Heard of a good one in the US….Lee-A

Pronounced…….wait for it

‘Lee DASH ah’ The dash is not silent!

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 7:16 pm 21 Oct 11

I note Squep is not on the list. Don’t laugh, there is a girl in kindy named that.

Henry82 Henry82 6:59 pm 21 Oct 11

Why does this need to be published? They should publish the 50 worst baby names, then let the community vote, then ban the mother from having kids and ruining more children’s lives.

Mr_Clapp Mr_Clapp 5:39 pm 21 Oct 11

It’s nice to see everyone got a nice helping of smug this afternoon

LootenPlunder LootenPlunder 3:17 pm 21 Oct 11

‘Justice and Community Safety is publishing…’ I guess in the name of community safety it is important to publicise the names of the s**theads who will be populating police watch lists in a decade’s time.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 3:04 pm 21 Oct 11

I found a few of those names to be strange, particularly the second- and third- last ones on the male list. I always thought it was spelt 8====D

Diggety Diggety 2:27 pm 21 Oct 11

shadow boxer said :

At least Josh has finally gone, I swear every boy at my kids school is named Josh.

Funny you say that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211719/Why-teachers-single-pupils-called-Callum-Chelsea-Connor-Jack-troublemakers.html

I was sure there was an Australian study done but I can’t find it now 😉

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 2:21 pm 21 Oct 11

Yes really. I reckon anyone with young kids knows a million Olivers – and just as many Olivias. Personally I think Oliver is a bit cutesy but glad to see Jordan, Jayden, Cooper and other usual suspects are absent from the list.

poetix poetix 1:54 pm 21 Oct 11

enrique said :

It’s funny over the past few years it has been a common occurrence to see girls names in the top 10 end in the sound ‘ee’

e.g. Emily, Sophie, Lily, Ruby, Chloe

Generally, men’s names in English tend to end in a hard, closed sound, whereas girls are more likely to end in an open vowel sound; only Charlotte and Grace are ‘enclosed’ on the list.

Gender is a funny thing.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 1:37 pm 21 Oct 11

Richard Hammond called the 1963 Opel Kadett he rescued from Botswana Oliver, maybe there are more Top Gear fans out there than I thought.

qbngeek said :

They spelt them wrong.

The boys name actually look like this after you add a bit of a bogan-remix:
1 Olyvyr
2 Wyliaym
3 Locklayn
4 Jack
5 Aliyxaendr
6 Eythan
7 James
=8 Leeaym
=8 Tommas
10 Lookus

Its also good to see I did actually choose uncommon names and still managed to spell them the traditional way.

Blimey, the bogans have all gone Latin and Welsh.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 1:36 pm 21 Oct 11

I notice though that the bogans are hanging on by a thread with the continued use of ‘Jack’ … a diminutive of ‘John’. On the strength of that I’ll wager there’s a fair swag of ‘Jacks’ out there with double-barrel surnames too – with their parents too bogan to understand that’s what the ‘middle’ name can be used for.

poetix poetix 1:23 pm 21 Oct 11

It’s interesting that Oliver and Olivia are both in their respective lists. Olivia seems somehow less old fashioned; perhaps because there was no Olivia Twist?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:09 pm 21 Oct 11

Thumper said :

My name used to be uncommon

What? Holden?

Touche!

shadow boxer shadow boxer 12:29 pm 21 Oct 11

At least Josh has finally gone, I swear every boy at my kids school is named Josh.

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