Australia's most popular names
There was an article in my local newspaper yesterday, which I thought I'd share. Obviously, it's about Australia's most popular baby names! Here are our top ten for 2012:
And here is the full article...
Adding a twist on traditional names is a rising trend for parents - but it could spell trouble. Charlee, Lilly and Jaxon are among the modern versions of baby names favoured by parents wanting to stand out from the pack. A baby names report, analysing Australia's most popular in 2012, found girls were more likely than boys to cop unusual spellings. McCrindle Research director Mark McCrindle said many parents were "designing" rather than choosing names. But he warned it could lead to a lifetime of grief. "More than ever, people are saying, 'It's my child's name, I am going to give it some difference'," he said. "But I think sometimes parents are being a bit short sighted in the designing of their children's names." Jack has clawed back to the top for boys after falling behind William in the past two years, the research reveals. Nationwide, Charlotte was the most popular name for girls. Among the fastest climbers last year were Harper, Rose and Heidi, and Mason, Jackson and Jaxon. But some dropped off the top 100 list, including Daisy, Rachel, Stephanie, Ashley, Aaron, Tyson, Jett and Seth.
Source: "Name of the game is sounds" by Elissa Doherty (Adelaide Advertiser, 25/04/13)