4 November 2006

Births and names 4-NOV-06

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The bogans are back! There’s a bumper crop of fantabulous names in today’s births column, listed below for your perusal.

In no particular order:
Rubie Catherine Meli — pretty name, but that sure ain’t how you spell that precious gem.

Brayden Roy Chesterfield — pity about the match with the very English surname.

Ellanor Linda Eve Boucher — I presume she’ll be very quickly shortened to Ella with that spelling.

Jayden Miotello — who can go past a Jayden (in its myriad of forms)?

Maddisen Rose Kathleen Godber — again a quite pretty name but…

Talon Nathaniel Preinbergs — Talon? Like, an eagle’s claw?

And my personal favourite for the week was Mackai Wil Reedy. Goodness me, I think Wil Anderson has something to answer for (and that’s just the second name!).

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I think two kids with the same first initial is probably ok if they have different middle names. Naming both your kids with names that fit the SPF (for example) initial pattern is not good.

Hang on, are you tellling me Farscape featured bogans?

Although they did let Pinky Beacroft write for it, so nothing much surprises me any more…

Nik: that should be spelled Talyn, if they really want to refer to Farscape. And then they’d have the extra-boganish “Y” in there too. 🙂

“No proof of this theory at all, of course . . . “

I offer as exhibit A, a post titled ‘DJ DID NOTHING WRONG’ in support of the claim.

Rather bogan names would include cleveland or simmons or any reference to one fathers/mothers favourite car…Insert shuddering here

My kids aren’t “Jane” or “Billy” but they are more traditional than mine. I’d say they are modernish but not weird.

I have 2 with the same initial as well.

Just curiously Nyssa, did you (with your more unusual name) go traditional or unusual when you named your kids? (I went trad – all spellable first go. Though one mistake I made was to accidentally have two with the same initial).

I can’t wait for the noun revolution.
I want to see names like, ‘Box’, and ‘Fence”. Even some parental fav’s like, ‘Ford’, ‘Holden’, ‘Bourbon’, ‘Winnie Blue’.
Come on Bogans, get lateral!

Where are the nerds reading this?? Surely Talon is a Farscape reference!

miz, I was born in the 70’s and my name is quite unusual – jb’s seen it in my e-mail.

I’d have killed for a “real” name just so I could get the labels for my lunchboxes from the store and not “made” by my mum.

Weird thing is, my sister (junkie) has a “normal” name, as has my husband.

Vic Bitterman9:17 pm 04 Nov 06

A mate of mine has a son called Braydon.

Seems that after he was born, whilst his wife was in hospital, he filled in the birth registration papers, and plain old spelt the name wrong.

He was in the doghouse for some time, although it’s a funny story that his missus tells at any opportunity to make him never, ever forget this 🙂

captainwhorebags3:53 pm 04 Nov 06

I dunno if these kids are going to get picked on. On current trends, by the time they get to school the playground will be filled with other kids named Jayden, Raelene and Kyleera. Maybe a more likely scenario is

“hey what’s your name?”
“James?!? that’s a stupid name! C’mon Talon, Brayden and Shai, get him!”

Hey, My little girl has the letter Y in her name. BabY G

Actually her real name has the letter Y as well.

A few months ago I was talking to a woman who’d named her child waterfall or somesuch.

her reasoning was that kids who get picked on will get picked on regardless (i.e. the confident muscular types could be called Queenie and no-one would say a word).

So by giving them the name to blame, which is their parent’s fault, she was giving her child the ability to externalise feelings of inadequacy.

I found the reasoning quite solid but still no excuse to use the letter Y in a name.

Love those Brayden Cayden Jayden Hayden names!

Ant, my theory is that these people that give such odd ( and oddly spelled) names were born mainly the 1970’s and early 80’s. Their own names (bequeathed by their staid war/post-war parents) are probably themselves named John, Susan, Gary, Karen, Peter, Sharon etc which are kind of ‘ordinary’ names (mine is too, so I am not trying to offend here). So it’s a kind of rebellion.

Might also have something to do with the fact that English in schools lost the plot a bit around that time (no nouns, verbs etc) and spelling was all ‘have a go’ instead of ‘correct or incorrect’.

No proof of this theory at all, of course . . .

I think the kids are being booked in to be bullied and beatn in their younger years, and constantly having the piss paken out of them when they are older.

Or they’ll get the smarts and change their name by deed poll as soon as they are able

Absent Diane12:38 pm 04 Nov 06


You can just see these people, living in their 3 bedroom brick box with the loo in always the exact same place (half way up the hallway) and their arid backyards, giving their kids names from Mills and Boon books. Do they think they are setting them Freeeee by giving them idiotically spelled names?

barking toad11:07 am 04 Nov 06

I’d like to have twins, a boy and a girl, so I could name them Biggus and Incontinentia.

I’m still working on their second names.

I think Kasey Chambers’ child is called Talon. Nothing like perpetuating boganity. Brayden had an entire family of bogans behind him according to the listing, and there was a Kai as well.

Well spotted

No, it’s Talon like the rat poison.

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