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Most Bogan Aussie Baby Names

Parenting website Kidspot has come up with a hilarious list outlining which baby names are bogan — and why. 

“In attaching the bogan tag to the following baby names, I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers,” admits writer Sabrina Rogers-Anderson. “But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names ... Bogan and proud!”

Here’s a selection of the best below and for the full list visit Kidspot.

BOGAN BOY NAMES

1. Anfernee - When you take an entirely respectable name like Anthony and deform it so it sounds like you’re missing your front teeth, you gots to be bogan.

2. Ashtyn - This beaut is a top-notch example of the bogan trend that consists in misspelling names to be unique. But this one is a step up given that it’s a twist on the already boganesque name Ashton.

3. Beejay - There are so many bogue aspects to this one! It’s an initial-name (BJ) that stands for something lewd (do I have to spell it out for you?) and is then spelt out in full. Oh dear.

4. Cruz - Bogans love celebrity baby names, so this chillax (groan) moniker, chosen by both the Beckhams and Lleyton Hewitt, for their sons is a popular choice.

5. Haze - Whether it refers to the strain of cannabis known as purple haze or the smoky atmospheric phenomenon, this name is a murky choice.


6. Holden - What better way to pay tribute to your beloved ute than to name your firstborn after it? If you’re real lucky, he was even conceived in the tray. Now there’s a story for his 21st.

7. Kash - Ah, a misspell of the already mega-bogan, money-grubbing name Cash. You’d better be ready for a massive five-finger dollar-sign ring and a gold tooth on this kid.

BOGAN GIRL NAMES

1. Caprice - French for “impulsive change of mind”, Caprice recalls a shiny Holden sedan and a clear-stilettoed stripper all at once. Not the classiest associations to be made with your daughter, but each to their own.

2. Cheyenne - Meaning “people of a different language” in Sioux, this somehow comes off as more trailer-park chic than elegantly exotic when it’s carried by a bleached blonde who says “youse”.

3. Jorja - At first glance, this looks like a sexy Spanish name — until you realise it’s just a misspelt version of Georgia. El sigh.

4. Nevaeh - Heaven spelt backwards. Need I say more?

5. Princ’ess - As if naming your daughter Princess isn’t bad enough, you also feel the need to insert a completely random apostrophe in the middle of it? Similar specimens include D’Lilah and Al’xandra, but at least the apostrophe actually replaces a letter in these cases. (NB: that’s what apostrophes do).

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