Monica a pretty normal moniker

aich jay 17 September 2007 35

It’s been a while since I’ve seen reporting on RA of the inventive baby names reported in the Canberra Times’ births’n’deaths. Was the consensus that it was too mean-spirited to poke fun at the illiterati’s creative attempts at getting their kids bullied?

I was reminded of those posts by this article. There are some absolute beauties in there. Enjoy!

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35 Responses to Monica a pretty normal moniker
peterh peterh 4:52 pm 05 Aug 08

in the blog below the article, was the following comment:

Without a word of a lie. I attended a christening last year in one of the Bogan capitals of WA (Rockingham) and these very young parents named their baby daughter “KheSahn”.

I am sure the dug the song and just as sure that they had absolutely no idea about the bloody battle that pre-empted the Cold Chisel ballad.

Now THAT is priceless!

Boganism at its best….

Granny Granny 4:45 pm 05 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Well, I don’t think the ancient Scottish, English, Irish and French were bogans so my name is definitely not from the bogan category 🙂

Barbarians are to bogans as mammoths are to elephants.

harleygal harleygal 4:06 pm 05 Aug 08


Snahons_scv6_berlina said :

an extended family member called their son skaifee. I’m so grateful that they’re on the ‘step’ side of the family.[/q not to sure if this person is talking about my son or not but i dont know of any other people named Skaifee so i gather its my son that they are talking about well my so called step relation or who ever you are it has nothing to do with you or any body eles what his name is so what gives you the right to comment on anything

schmerica_ schmerica_ 9:42 am 19 Sep 07

Wasn’t there a guy on Big Brother named Bohdie?

Isn’t Dannielynn the name of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby?

I’m sure Ryder is the name of Reece Witherspoons kid.

Schapelle – drug smuggler chick.

Shakira is a singer (if you call her a “singer” I prefer to term “noise maker”)

Sienna… Sienna Miller.

Alot of the names in that article seem to relate to celebrities or people in the media. I know a few kids with “odd” names… India, Talulah, Blaze and I went to school with a kid named Leif… we didn’t give him as much grief as you’d think.

Thumper Thumper 9:33 am 18 Sep 07

I actually don’t have any problems with bogans. Hey, it takes all types to make the world go around.

if we were all the same it would be a seriously boring place….

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:25 am 18 Sep 07

You can laugh at the bogans Thumper, but remember: they are breeding like rabbits to cash in on the baby bonus – they are (like it or not) taking over our country…

Thumper Thumper 8:09 am 18 Sep 07

Well, I don’t think the ancient Scottish, English, Irish and French were bogans so my name is definitely not from the bogan category 🙂

And besides OYM, it’s fun to laugh at bogans, just like hippies, only different.

jemmy jemmy 11:51 pm 17 Sep 07

All names until recently actually mean something, that’s the charm of them — the link with Old English, Norse, Saxon and so on. The only made-up name I like that I can think of off the top of my head is Wendy, quite charming.

The rest are all bogans. I propose a cull, which will operate as follows: go to any food court with its multiplicity of choices, and shoot everyone queued up at KFC and Macas.

You know it’s right, you know you want to.

sb14 sb14 11:03 pm 17 Sep 07

Rules to naming your child. To borrow from the SMH – do not under any circumstances name your child anything ending with Rae or Lee, after a US state, a colour, country, fruit or luxury car. I would add to that, do not name your child anything mis-spelt, phonetically spelt, hyphenated, apostrophied or rhyming with “ayden” eg. Hayden, Jayden etc.

OpenYourMind2 OpenYourMind2 8:53 pm 17 Sep 07

While I can’t deny that I’ve had a snigger or two at some of the unusual names, the ‘holier-than-thou’ attitude of some on this discussion is amazing. All names are made up, some are simply more ‘acceptable’ to some people than others. I get the feeling that the same people that b1tch about ‘political correctness’ are the first to suggest laws should exist to prohibit unusual baby names.
Let’s think about things a little differently. Having a common name like ‘Peter Smith’ is going to never give you net-search individuality. A unique name is much easier to be found in a web search – which can be a good thing and sometimes a bad thing.

hingo hingo 5:00 pm 17 Sep 07

Nothing wrong with Skaifie! Go Skaifie!

LOL @ “Denim”. What next? Flanno?

Meet my son, his name is “Foam Stubbie Holder”

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:58 pm 17 Sep 07

“Skaifee”? Motor racing fan – I’m guessing not in the Ford camp…

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 4:45 pm 17 Sep 07

an extended family member called their son skaifee. I’m so grateful that they’re on the ‘step’ side of the family.

Special G Special G 4:43 pm 17 Sep 07

Maybe the whole teasing a child at school because of their name has shifted. It will now be the kids with the normal names who get the rough end of the stick.

aich jay aich jay 4:42 pm 17 Sep 07

“Unique” would ne a nice unique name. But you’d have to come up with a different spelling, maybe Yuneak, or Unyke, or You-nique.

bonfire bonfire 4:38 pm 17 Sep 07

a friend of mine who is a nice middle class girl lives with a bogan. she is now knocked up. this is when she discovered his ambition to have a ‘unique’ name. the battle will rage until birth i suspect.

he seems nice enough, for a bogan, but i fear cultural differences will eventually drive them apart.

Thumper Thumper 4:31 pm 17 Sep 07

Pestilence, such a whimsically pretty name…

Meconium Meconium 4:22 pm 17 Sep 07

I’ve always thought Pestilence would be a pretty name for a girl. Rolls off the tongue.

At work yesterday the customer’s son’s name was Linkin… not Lincoln, but Linkin, like Linkin Park. He was probably four or five years old, roughly how long that band has seen international success…

aich jay aich jay 2:36 pm 17 Sep 07

This may be apocryphal, but I have heard through some puvblic sector lawyer friends, of a child support case in Western Sydney involving two children. The first was named Benson, not an entirely terrible name I must say. but if you’ve followed where this is going, the second child’s name is a hoot: Hedges!

bourke bourke 2:22 pm 17 Sep 07

ps ‘Mean Spirted’ is super-fabulous, if slightly unintentional!

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