In 2014, a list of the best ‘bogan’ names in Australia went viral and was at the centre of heated and hilarious online debates for months.
Now, the 2016 edition has been released with just 20 names taking out the not-so-esteemed title of ‘best bogan baby names’ for the year ahead.
‘I believe we all have a bit of bogan in us that we should embrace and celebrate. In that spirit, I present to you the 2016 edition of my best bogan baby names list,’ mother Sabrina Rogers-Anderson wrote on Kidspot.
Many of the names on the list are amusing and creative adaptations of more common names.
The first appearance was ‘Izaak’, more commonly spelt Isaac, followed by ‘Jathon’, a ‘bogan variation of Jason.’
As an alternative to the more popular names Braedon and Jayden, ‘J’Zayden’ appeared on the list soon after.
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‘J’zayden puts all those wannabe bogans to shame. You forgot the apostrophe, you fools! J’zayden’s mum just left you eating her boganic dust,’ Ms Rogers-Anderson said.
Others included ‘Khodii’, instead of ‘boring old Cody’, ‘McKyla’ as yet another alternative to ‘Michaela’ and, ‘Kyly’ as a unique spelling for Kylie – an unfortunate addition for Australian model and TV presenter, Kyly Clarke.
‘While I was compiling this list, several friends and acquaintances suggested I include Mrs Michael Clarke’s misspelt first name,’ Ms Rogers-Anderson said.
‘But let’s not crucify the bearer – it seems she was given her bungled epithet at birth. Shame on you, Mrs Boldy.’
Some of the names were chosen by mothers who wanted to make sure their children knew how wonderful they were every time they signed their names.
‘Beautiful’ made the list (instead of a more subtle Belle or Bella), followed by ‘Younique’ and ‘Enivid’ – Divine spelt backwards.
‘I have to give props to Younique’s parents,’ Ms Rogers-Anderson said, ‘Younique’s mum and dad didn’t mess around – they took the words YOU ARE UNIQUE, chewed them up and spat them out onto their kid.’
Word names also were a popular choice with ‘Truely’ and ‘Ever’ the most notable choices – despite Truely being a misspelt version of the word.
Names beginning with B were common among the boys names – ‘Blade’, ‘Brogan’ and ‘Braelyn’ all making the list.
‘I mentioned gloomy names such as ‘Storm’ and ‘Blaze’ on my last list, but I had yet to hear of Blade. Wow – that’s really taking it to the next level of hostility and aggressiveness,’ Ms Rogers-Anderson said.
A mash-up of Cheryl and Geraldine appeared on the list in the form of ‘Cheryldine’, while other unique names included ‘D’Nyell’, ‘Zabryn’, ‘Daxon’ and ‘Macsen’ – a mix of Mackenzie and Jackson.
‘Before all the Welshmen crucify me, let it be noted that this is a long-standing Welsh version of Maximus,’ Ms Rogers-Anderson said about Macsen.
‘Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to the lady who named her son Macsen because “I couldn’t decide between Mackenzie and Jackson so I put them together”.’
Boys name ‘Aryan’ was the final name on the list – although it is a common name for those living in Iran where it is a popular name meaning ‘warrior.’