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Sensible spellings rule baby names in 2011

By johnboy - 19 December 2011 96

Simon Corbell has brought the happy news that the scourge of the letter y is a thing of the past with the most popular baby names of 2011 out of the 5,241 new arrivals in the last year:

Top 10 Boys Names 2011
— Thomas
— William
— Lachlan
— James
— Jack
— Samuel
— Lucas
— Liam
— Oliver
— Benjamin

Top 10 Girls Names 2011
— Olivia
— Emily
— Ella
— Amelia
— Sophie
— Chloe
— Grace
— Isabella
— Charlotte
— Abigail

Well done parents of Canberra, I think we can allow a pass for “Emily”.

What’s Your opinion?


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Thoroughly Smashed 2:41 pm 24 Dec 11

Chip said :

Registry offices have a lot to answer for these days. They used to put up more of a fight in the good old days. In 1950 my father’s friend wanted to call his son Jack but the Wagga Wagga registry office said “No you can’t do that – Jack is a nickname for John so you have to register him as John then you can call him Jack as a nickname.” Undeterred he drove to Albury where they allowed him to register ‘Jack’. Clearly our lax attitudes crept up from Victoria.

I knew Albury wasn’t to be trusted, but I could never put my finger on the reason until now.

Mumbucks 10:55 pm 22 Dec 11

cranky said :

Henry82 said :

Perhaps the police could have an open day, inviting all the parents in with misspelled kids names. Kenny Koala could fingerprint them for ‘a bit of fun’, and we would have their details on file for the future.

LOL

Many a true word said in jest. 🙂

+1

Mumbucks 10:53 pm 22 Dec 11

Deref said :

Kuku said :

DUB said :

How about this : [name] Stormy [middle name] Blue [surname] Waters?
Rest of the kids in the family have weird names too. True story. Canberra.:)

It’s one thing to comment on bogan spelling, but you’ve published a child’s full name for a cheap laugh. Not remotely funny.

I rather like it.

How would you like it if you or your family were put on the riot act for all and sundry!

Mumbucks 10:46 pm 22 Dec 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Jack’s still there . . .

KE?

poetix 9:55 pm 22 Dec 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

I’m going to name my kids after various Viscounts Massereene.

DId you see one was made Baronet of Fisherwick?
So your child could be Viscount Clotworthy of Fisherwick. Excellent.

Chip 9:26 pm 22 Dec 11

Registry offices have a lot to answer for these days. They used to put up more of a fight in the good old days. In 1950 my father’s friend wanted to call his son Jack but the Wagga Wagga registry office said “No you can’t do that – Jack is a nickname for John so you have to register him as John then you can call him Jack as a nickname.” Undeterred he drove to Albury where they allowed him to register ‘Jack’. Clearly our lax attitudes crept up from Victoria.

murraythecat 6:12 pm 22 Dec 11

We have in our street, among others, Orion, Phoenix, Cougar & Diesel. We will be moving soon.

Thoroughly Smashed 3:45 pm 22 Dec 11

I’m going to name my kids after various Viscounts Massereene.

Duffbowl 3:29 pm 22 Dec 11

Yes, let’s keep the traditional names. I will now demand that someone in my wife’s family name their first-born male “Mahershalabhashbaz” (I wonder if they were ever just “Bazza”?), as was the practice in a part of Devon in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Or maybe we could demand the Roman and high Anglican traditional of having a baptismal/confirmation names?

Tooks 3:03 pm 22 Dec 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

Tooks said :

thumper109 said :

Once again I have chortled all the way through this thread… Grumpy old farts is the impression I get…

Names are unique, let them be, why should anyone be tied to tradition when naming their child?

My name’s Randall. Hmmmm, two l’s and no e???!?!?!?! OH MY GOD!!!!! BOGAN!!!!

Which I may be. I did name my girls Kaitlan and Shalame. I must definitely be bogan…

Get a life and stop judging the book by the cover.

People are grumpy old farts because they don’t like ridiculous names? Inflicting kids with stupid names (not talking about your kids – although Shalame will be teased for obvious reasons) or normal names with retarded spelling is unfair on the kid and it’s not even remotely clever.

Who names a kid Shaq (I know of at least two)? Or Stormy, or Jaymz. It is bogan, it is retarded. Poor kids.

I would like to point out that Ishaq – shaq for short is a very common name in malaysia – i personally know of 2 that live in this town.

I’m sure you realise I wasn’t referring to traditional Malaysian names. I am talking Shaq as in Shaquille O’Neill.

It is not retarded to call your child Stormy.

Yes it is.

betto 8:48 am 22 Dec 11

LSWCHP said :

Everglade said :

And in a different vein, the same son now has eight, yes that’s eight, friends of the same age all named Liam. Distinguishing who he’s talking about is usually done by going back to the practice of the middle ages, and naming them after their “occupation”. Thus we have Liam Guitar, Liam Basketball etc

I feel you on this. My sister, in her mid teens, has about six friends called Georgia. We’ve also taken to classifying them by hobby, street, or parental occupation. “Dentist’s Georgia” “George Street Georgia” “Ballet Georgia” and so on…

Back in my day, there were four Rebeccas in my class… shortened to Becky, Becks, Becca and Bec, yet still confusing.

poetix 7:52 am 22 Dec 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

I would like to point out that Ishaq – shaq for short is a very common name in malaysia – i personally know of 2 that live in this town.

Ishaq and Isaac are different versions of the same name, I think; one is the Islamic name and one is from the Bible.

TheDancingDjinn 9:38 pm 21 Dec 11

Tooks said :

thumper109 said :

Once again I have chortled all the way through this thread… Grumpy old farts is the impression I get…

Names are unique, let them be, why should anyone be tied to tradition when naming their child?

My name’s Randall. Hmmmm, two l’s and no e???!?!?!?! OH MY GOD!!!!! BOGAN!!!!

Which I may be. I did name my girls Kaitlan and Shalame. I must definitely be bogan…

Get a life and stop judging the book by the cover.

People are grumpy old farts because they don’t like ridiculous names? Inflicting kids with stupid names (not talking about your kids – although Shalame will be teased for obvious reasons) or normal names with retarded spelling is unfair on the kid and it’s not even remotely clever.

Who names a kid Shaq (I know of at least two)? Or Stormy, or Jaymz. It is bogan, it is retarded. Poor kids.

I would like to point out that Ishaq – shaq for short is a very common name in malaysia – i personally know of 2 that live in this town.

jinkies 7:14 pm 21 Dec 11

Kuku said :

DUB said :

How about this : [name] Stormy [middle name] Blue [surname] Waters?
Rest of the kids in the family have weird names too. True story. Canberra.:)

It’s one thing to comment on bogan spelling, but you’ve published a child’s full name for a cheap laugh. Not remotely funny.

Then I dare not mention the child named Indiana Jones in Queanbeyan.

Kuku 7:12 pm 21 Dec 11

Tooks said :

thumper109 said :

Once again I have chortled all the way through this thread… Grumpy old farts is the impression I get…

Names are unique, let them be, why should anyone be tied to tradition when naming their child?

My name’s Randall. Hmmmm, two l’s and no e???!?!?!?! OH MY GOD!!!!! BOGAN!!!!

Which I may be. I did name my girls Kaitlan and Shalame. I must definitely be bogan…

Get a life and stop judging the book by the cover.

People are grumpy old farts because they don’t like ridiculous names? Inflicting kids with stupid names (not talking about your kids – although Shalame will be teased for obvious reasons) or normal names with retarded spelling is unfair on the kid and it’s not even remotely clever.

Who names a kid Shaq (I know of at least two)? Or Stormy, or Jaymz. It is bogan, it is retarded. Poor kids.

It is not retarded to call your child Stormy. It says more about your deeply held prejudices. Indigenous families across the world name their children for their history or their circumstances (I’m sure you’ll have laughed at the joke about Two Dogs). I would prefer to be named after some historical or significant event to mark my birth than be one of 5 Olivia’s or 7 Jack’s in my class. This is totally different to bogan spelling.

Tooks 6:10 pm 21 Dec 11

thumper109 said :

Once again I have chortled all the way through this thread… Grumpy old farts is the impression I get…

Names are unique, let them be, why should anyone be tied to tradition when naming their child?

My name’s Randall. Hmmmm, two l’s and no e???!?!?!?! OH MY GOD!!!!! BOGAN!!!!

Which I may be. I did name my girls Kaitlan and Shalame. I must definitely be bogan…

Get a life and stop judging the book by the cover.

People are grumpy old farts because they don’t like ridiculous names? Inflicting kids with stupid names (not talking about your kids – although Shalame will be teased for obvious reasons) or normal names with retarded spelling is unfair on the kid and it’s not even remotely clever.

Who names a kid Shaq (I know of at least two)? Or Stormy, or Jaymz. It is bogan, it is retarded. Poor kids.

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