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The baby names of 2012

By johnboy - 21 January 2013 22

Simon Corbell is sharing with Canbrerra last year’s most popular baby names.

In 1913, Kathleen and Henry were the most popular names for newborns in the ACT but almost 100 years on Charlotte and Jack have taken the top spot in 2012, Attorney-General Simon Corbell, has announced today.

“In celebrating our Centenary in 2013, we see that traditional names such as Grace, William and Ruby continue to be popular amongst new parents,” Mr Corbell said.

“William, in particular, continues to be a popular name – having appeared in the top 10 lists many times, including 1913, 1923, 1950 and every year since 2001.

At the end of 2012, there were a total of 2,726 birth registrations for girls and 2,900 birth registrations for boys, compared with 2,484 birth registrations for girls and 2,757 birth registrations for boys at the same time 2011.

“In 2012, Emily, Sophie, Amelia, Chloe and Grace made it to the top 10 girl’s names, and Ruby, Mia and Lily appeared again after being included in the 2010 list.

“Most of the top 10 boys names for 2012 also appeared in 2011, such as Oliver, William, James, Lachlan, Thomas, Ethan and Benjamin, with Jack, Lucas and Samuel added to the list in 2011.

“Both Charlotte and Jack appeared in the top 10 in 2011, increasing their popularity to reach the top spot in 2012.”

Simon also reports the nappy valleys are Kambah (oversized suburb skew again one suspects) Ngunnawal, Macgregor, Dunlop and Wanniassa.

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22 Responses to
The baby names of 2012
Pork Hunt 5:23 pm 21 Jan 13

bigfeet said :

HiddenDragon said :

It will be most interesting to see if the name(s) bestowed upon the Royal baby feature in the 2013 list for the Peoples Republic of Canberra.

Just out of interest, sportsbet is listing Frances, John, Diana and Phillip as being the short price favorites.

What’s the bet if it’s a girl that one of the middle names will be Jacintha?

Spykler 4:01 pm 21 Jan 13

Deref said :

Madam Cholet said :

So where are all the Jaydens, Braydens, Rileys and goodness knows what else I hear in the supermarket?

You’d have to ask their mothers (all no doubt Kylies) and their fathers (all no doubt Jasons).

So , in reality, John topped the list.
How fast did Josh drop off the list?- every second person I know has named one of their baby boys Josh over the past 5 years.

Deref 3:28 pm 21 Jan 13

Madam Cholet said :

So where are all the Jaydens, Braydens, Rileys and goodness knows what else I hear in the supermarket?

You’d have to ask their mothers (all no doubt Kylies) and their fathers (all no doubt Jasons).

BimboGeek 3:19 pm 21 Jan 13

The most popular boys’ name is a nickname. Sad times.

gentoopenguin 2:17 pm 21 Jan 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Madam Cholet said :

So where are all the Jaydens, Braydens, Rileys and goodness knows what else I hear in the supermarket?

Bogans are not born in the ACT. They just come here to shop (ie Steal, Burn, PIllage)

Been out to Charnwood lately?

eyeLikeCarrots 1:31 pm 21 Jan 13

Madam Cholet said :

So where are all the Jaydens, Braydens, Rileys and goodness knows what else I hear in the supermarket?

Bogans are not born in the ACT. They just come here to shop (ie Steal, Burn, PIllage)

HiddenDragon 1:06 pm 21 Jan 13

bigfeet said :

HiddenDragon said :

It will be most interesting to see if the name(s) bestowed upon the Royal baby feature in the 2013 list for the Peoples Republic of Canberra.

Just out of interest, sportsbet is listing Frances, John, Diana and Phillip as being the short price favorites.

That would be disappointing – a hint of Essex or Eastenders would be so much more appropriate for these egalitarian times.

DrKoresh said :

God the obsession with the royal family is depressing.

Indeed – but for many, still, Kylie’s immortal lyric sums it all up “I just can’t get you out of my head”

Mothy 12:57 pm 21 Jan 13

They only publish the top 10?

Mr Evil 12:55 pm 21 Jan 13

Who cares about the bloody royal baby! I’m sick to death of all this Kate this, Kate that………

I’m much more interested in hearing what Pippa’s up to!

cantanga 12:49 pm 21 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

God the obsession with the royal family is depressing.

Indeed. If only we had a President to obsess over instead.

DrKoresh 12:39 pm 21 Jan 13

God the obsession with the royal family is depressing.

bigfeet 12:32 pm 21 Jan 13

HiddenDragon said :

It will be most interesting to see if the name(s) bestowed upon the Royal baby feature in the 2013 list for the Peoples Republic of Canberra.

Just out of interest, sportsbet is listing Frances, John, Diana and Phillip as being the short price favorites.

HiddenDragon 12:13 pm 21 Jan 13

It will be most interesting to see if the name(s) bestowed upon the Royal baby feature in the 2013 list for the Peoples Republic of Canberra.

johnboy 11:57 am 21 Jan 13

The non standard spellings make it hard for them to accumulate a plurality.

Madam Cholet 11:55 am 21 Jan 13

So where are all the Jaydens, Braydens, Rileys and goodness knows what else I hear in the supermarket?

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