‘Bogan’ baby names no longer include the monikers Shazza and Dazza.
Author, Sabrina Rogers-Anderson, has collected some of the best names and put them all together in her new book, The Little Book of Bogan Baby Names.
Sabrina says, “there is no other topic that has resonated so deeply with the Australian public than the bogan baby names column she started writing back in 2014 that went viral in a matter of days. Appearing on Channel Ten’s The Project and with hundreds of requests to conduct radio interviews Sabrina decided to make her column a regular yearly event.”
“Most readers have taken my bogan musings as they were intended – a good-natured laugh. We all have a bit of bogan in us that needs to be celebrated. Truth be told, I can’t help but like some of these names just a little bit”.
Ms Rogers-Anderson, who is a baby name expert, decided to collect more than 200 bogan names, as well as their meaning, shares Daily Mail.
She included names like J’Zayden, a combination of favourites Jayden and Zaiden.
Other popular bogan names included in her book are Nicomachus, Harleen and Braelyn.
While some of the names may be entirely new, there are some themes that emerge.
It appears that many of the names are often variations of more traditional names, but with different spelling and pronunciation.
The name Tamika, for example, has alternate spellings of Tahmykkha, Tameekah, Tameka-Jane, and Tammika.
Using names for places or things as a baby name is also popular, for example Vegas, Sierra-Leonie, Rocket, Khe Sanh and Narnia.
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