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Top 20 Bogan Baby Names

What people choose to name their children is something that has shifted with the times as much as any fashion trend throughout history. There was once a time when people would think nothing of naming a baby something like “Assiduousness” or “Minniehaha” or “Graham”. Yet today’s birth announcements are chock-full of Spencers and Summers and Astrakhans and whatnot.

The humble bogan – that happy breed who represent the purest distillation of the Australian essence – has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative offspring-dubbing, and this year is no exception. Sabrina Rogers-Anderson, author of The Little Book of Bogan Baby Names, has revealed the pick of this year’s litter, and for those of us not fortunate enough to boast bogan heritage, we can do nothing but marvel at the perfect gems being produced on birth certificates across the nation.

Take, for example, the terribly modern name “Antwohnette”, one of those names straddling the boundary between genius and misspelling so perfectly that you’ll never know which it is. Or “Brayan”, which could be a nationality, could be a past participle, could be anything really: it’s ripe with possibility. Or “Precise”, which is…I mean, that’s just undeniably wonderful, right?

Then there’s Snowdrop, Kairo, Pluto, Starlette, Vin’nyla and many many others. Bogan baby names truly are the Christmas stocking that never empties. May that long continue.

Here are the Top 20 Bogan Baby Names according to Kidspot.com:

  1. Anomaly
  2. Antwohnette
  3. Charmayanne
  4. Panda
  5. Sianna-Marrie
  6. Snowdrop
  7. Starlette
  8. Velvette
  9. Vin’Nyla
  10. Windy
  11. Brayan
  12. Kanaan
  13. Kairo
  14. Pluto
  15. Precise
  16. Sincere
  17. Tenysi
  18. Tigger
  19. Tokyo
  20. Wiatt
Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie is an accomplished author, commentator and columnist who specialises in studies of Australian history and culture. A prolific writer, Ben’s work has appeared The Age, New Matilda, King's Tribune, Crikey, The Roar, Meanjin, GQ, Mamamia, The Punch and many others. He also has several books to his name, having published titles Superchef, Surveying the Wreckage, and The Book of Bloke. Additionally, Ben’s work has spilled into the realm of television and comedy, writing for You Have Been Watching on Foxtel and The Unbelievable Truth on Channel Seven, with the media expert appearing frequently on ABC radio, Triple R, 3CR and 2SER.