Drumroll please! A new report has revealed Australia’s top baby names and it appears that we’ve dropped trendy and gone all traditional.
The analysis of the country’s official 2015 birth data by social research firm McCrindle has found Charlotte knocking Olivia off the number one spot for girls and Oliver reigning supreme for boys. Here’s the full Top 10:
Pop culture is still influencing how Australian parents name their kids, with Penelope and Harper (the children of Kourtney Kardashian and the Beckhams) increasing in popularity.
However, it’s the British Royal Family – “the original category of celebrities”, according to the report – who’ve had the biggest impact on what Aussie kids are called. Yes, it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter has not only inspired her own clothing line, she’s also spawned a generation of Australian Charlottes (who, one can only hope, will never end up as Chazzas.)
Interestingly enough, the report has also identified a phenomenon they term a ‘Hundred-Year Return’ with many of Australia’s current most popular names also featuring amongst the top names a century ago. William and Jack have both experienced a strong resurgence in recent years as have Grace and Ava for girls.
If you’re stuck for baby name inspiration, have fun playing around with Nameberry’s List of the Day.
7 memes that capture life as a music-loving parent
Music + kids = hilarity!
The Wiggles have released a bunch of their original videos on Youtube!
Reminisce on the ole “Wake Up Jeff!” gag.
Push It! New bub born 10 minutes after family sings Salt N Pepa hit song to mum
Welcomed into the world with a bit of hip hop.
These pictures of sick kids at the North Pole will melt your heart
Transporting little ones to Santa's world.
The ultimate preschooler bucket list: 23 activities to do before your kid goes to big school
Everything changes once they're in their little uniform!
Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus choosing festive music on the radio this December 25
The big, jolly, bearded man is picking the tunes this year.
Flashback! This ’80s toy catalogue is a nostalgic time capsule
All the Christmas presents we wanted as kids!
I say, HEY! This picture of Arthur all grown up is hands-down amazing
You know the words...