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Thread: Australian top 50 for 2012
April 19th, 2013 06:32 AM #1Member
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Australian top 50 for 2012
I've only lived here 4 years but I could predict top 10. I hear a lot of Jack, Oliver, Lachlan and Cooper, Olivia, Emily and Isabelle.
I am surprised to see so many classics - Matthew, Luke, Michael, Sarah and Elizabeth.
A few unexpected ones too - Braxton for boys and Audrey and Chelsea for girls.
April 19th, 2013 12:54 PM #3
Is it me or does every top baby name list look almost the same? Does the world seem to be getting smaller? What happened to the cultural pride in choosing names that are quintessentially Australian or Maori? Shame really.All the best,
April 19th, 2013 01:33 PM #5
Do you mean Aboriginal Australian? Because other than that... traditional Australian names would be British ones. What would you consider quintessentially Australian?
The top ten girls list especially is almost identical in content to ours.
Last edited by renrose; April 19th, 2013 at 01:36 PM.~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
April 19th, 2013 02:12 PM #7
For example, there are lots of "K" names like...
GurleyAll the best,
April 19th, 2013 02:26 PM #9Senior Member
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I'm Australian and I think it would be /weird/ if you weren't Aboriginal but gave your kid a strongly Aboriginal name. And even if you were, I'd probably think it was a better idea not to just because of all the discrimination. There are certainly names that could serve as a nod to Australian heritage - Matilda, Kylie etc - but I mean... for the majority of Australians, the dominant cultural influence is British, so...? I mean, if you're picking a name from your family tree or whatever, that's probably going to be the exact same set of names as Joe Q British picking names from his family tree. (And as for the world 'getting smaller' - Australia has had very similar naming trends to Britain for at least a century, so it's not exactly a new thing.) These days Australia's pretty multicultural, so it doesn't make sense to me to think that it should have its own set of names. Instead, it draws from its cultural influences, just like everywhere else (for e.g, your profile says you're in Canada, which draws its lovely baby naming taste from both Britain and France)