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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”.

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Sensible spellings rule baby names in 2011
gp 5:28 pm 19 Dec 11

Everglade said :

My friend is a teacher and a boy in her class is called Jaymz….as in James. Enough said.

🙂 Jaymz’s brother also attends the school… Jakeb is also an interesting young man. Your friend is a great teacher.

Stevian 4:23 pm 19 Dec 11

Let’s not forget Mrs King’s little boy/girl, Nosmo

Holden Caulfield 4:10 pm 19 Dec 11

Stevian said :

Waiting For Godot said :

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Jack’s still there . . .

What’s wrong with Jack that you should be getting jack of it.

It’s venerable name with many antecedents:
Jack Horner
Jack Fost
Jack be nimble
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
too name but a few.

You forgot Jack Daniels.

Stevian 4:06 pm 19 Dec 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Jack’s still there . . .

What’s wrong with Jack that you should be getting jack of it.

It’s venerable name with many antecedents:
Jack Horner
Jack Fost
Jack be nimble
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
too name but a few.

broudie17 4:05 pm 19 Dec 11

PatMan said :

But wait, there’s more! Newcastle Bogans are miles ahead. My daughter, who is studying there, has encountered a certain child called “Le-A”. Apparently, this is pronounced “Le-dash-a”.
Our Canberra Bogans have some catching up to do!!!

Heard this one before PatMan – this is a common email theme circulated from America, used to disparage “black” names. The jury’s still out on whether it’s genuine or made-up though.

http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

PatMan 4:00 pm 19 Dec 11

But wait, there’s more! Newcastle Bogans are miles ahead. My daughter, who is studying there, has encountered a certain child called “Le-A”. Apparently, this is pronounced “Le-dash-a”.
Our Canberra Bogans have some catching up to do!!!

Henry82 3:26 pm 19 Dec 11

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.

Holden Caulfield 3:15 pm 19 Dec 11

Keijidosha said :

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Yes but they’re taking the fight to the bitter end. I came across a discussion last week that included such pearls as: Lacie, Zac, Kaysie, Shaylee and Shameeka. (Actual spelling)

I think you’ll find it’s spelt Pyrll. 😉

Waiting For Godot 3:15 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Jack’s still there . . .

chewy14 3:10 pm 19 Dec 11

C’mon,
surely the names are misspelled here.
The list should be:
Thomaz
Willym
Lachlyn
Jaymz
Jayck
Lucaz
Lyam
Olyver
Bengymin etc

Keijidosha 3:04 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Yes but they’re taking the fight to the bitter end. I came across a discussion last week that included such pearls as: Lacie, Zac, Kaysie, Shaylee and Shameeka. (Actual spelling)

EvanJames 3:03 pm 19 Dec 11

Don’t get your hopes up too soon. Each bogan finds new and you-neek ways to mis-spell their little tax-deduction’s name, so you won’t get enough with the same spelling to make such a list.

Holden Caulfield 2:30 pm 19 Dec 11

Damn. Still in the top 10.

Classified 2:26 pm 19 Dec 11

Good news – the bogans are losing.

Everglade 2:20 pm 19 Dec 11

My friend is a teacher and a boy in her class is called Jaymz….as in James. Enough said.

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