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As the years tick by, it’s getting more and more difficult to find an original baby name.
But there’s a fine line between creative genius and, well … bogan.
Those who cross it run the risk of being included in the annual ‘Bogan Baby Name’ list complied by baby name expert Sabrina Rogers-Anderson for Kidspot.
This year’s winners are in and ooh boy, did 2020 deliver. Check out the winners below …
Spell it however you like, but everyone knows that Carryn is essentially Karen and we all know what kind of year it’s been for the Karens of the world.
Names inspired by booze will always make the cut, particularly if the name warrants the chance of mispronunciation like this chestnut.
Why say “cha-BLEE” like the French wine region, when you level up the bogan by hollering “TCHA-bliss” in the playground?
Raise your hands if you’re surprised by this … anyone? Anyone?
I mean, it starts off like a name … sort of.
Is anyone even that fanatical about Elvis anymore? Guess so ..
Bogan 101: Change any ‘y’ to a double ‘e’ wherever possible.
Ooh a wicked name/pretty name combo.
No wonder this one made the cut.
Now this is kind of genius.
Call out this name when the kids are bickering and nobody will be allowed to speak!
ooh a foreign word … must be exotic.
Nope. Jumelle might sound pretty but it simply means “twin girl” in French.
Butchering names usually irks me, but somehow this version of Chloe reads the same way the cast pronounce it on Geordie Shore.
Guns are bad, people.
Maybe try to not name your child after a violent weapon.
Another weapon name.
Points awarded for not dropping the ‘e’ … yet.
Growing up in the 70s and 80s with the name ‘Rebel’ has awarded me a little insight into the kind of names that other kids will mock.
Allow me to present exhibit a.
Another exotic sound foreign word-name.
So cool … if you like kittens which is what Chaton translates to in French.
Alright STOP with the violent weapon names. Enough already.
Rawr … so cool to name your baby after the throw rug in the games room.
Bogan baby name 101(b): Got one ‘n’? Double it to level up.
I once met a family who named their children all J names until they ran out of ideas and called the youngest son Jonald.
I think that’s what has happened here.
This one might sound like period pain medication, but: “Uroctonus mordax is otherwise known as the California forest scorpion,” according to Sabrina.
I just can’t …
THREE ‘R’S??? ladies and gentleman, we have a winnerrr.
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